Speaker Bio


LaManda Joy

LaManda Joy

Owner, City Grange

LaManda Joy is an author, speaker, Illinois Extension Master Gardener, founder and former executive director of the award-winning nonprofit, Peterson Garden Project, and owner of two education-based social enterprise garden centers called City Grange in Chicago, Illinois (with more to come)! She is also to co-founder of a nation-wide garden education project called The Great Grow Along. LaManda believes the world would be a better place with more gardeners in it.