More about Carol…While she holds a degree in Animal Health from the University of Cincinnati, Carol’s been a nature enthusiast her whole life and claims most of her natural history knowledge is through “osmosis.” She was a Naturalist with the Hamilton County Park District in Cincinnati for nearly 30 years. For 15 years she was the “resident Naturalist” on the Denny McKeown Gardening Program on radio, where she’d take questions and helps people with urban wildlife issues. In 2004 she authored the “Herb” section of the revised edition of “The Gardening Book for Ohio” for Denny McKeown.
Today she hosts a weekly radio program WMKV in Cincinnati about the interesting and sometimes unusual aspects of nature, science and culture and does regular guest spots on GardenTalk Radio with Mark Webber on WHIO in Dayton. Formerly she was a nature columnist and writer for Fifty Plus Magazine where she brought to light the wonderful, but often overlooked aspects of nature in our everyday life. She taught for the University of Cincinnati’s Horticulture Degree program for nearly ten years. When the grand steamboats were in operation, she was known as the “Steamboatin’ Naturalist” when she was a nature lecturer for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company.
Carol is a Naturalist, Speaker and Writer. She has three grown daughters, who live in Cincinnati, and is the grandmother of four! She lives in Forest Park, Ohio with her husband James who shares her enthusiasm for nature by capturing images as a nature photographer. See some of his incredible images at .
Carol’s been awarded the Citation for Horticulture Education from the Garden Club of Ohio. She’s been a speaker at many local and national groups including the National Youth and Children’s Gardening Symposium for the American Horticultural Society, the National Wildlife Rehabiltator’s Association, the Herb Society of America, the Midwest Native Plant Conference. The OSU Extension Master Gardeners of Butler, Hamilton and Warren Counties, Greater Cincinnati Master Gardener Association, Lanier Mansion of Madison, Indiana.
She’s consulted on projects for Spring Grove Cemetery, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, The Rain Garden Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Denny McKeown Landscaping, Mark Webber Landscaping, Dayton, Ohio, Ohio Governors’ Residence Heritage Garden & Lloyd Medicinal Garden.
to contact Carol email her at or call 513-748-9002

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