Public Speaking

knowledge is your super power

We design for our clients unique needs. Green Thumb, Inc. has been invited to participate in various educational opportunities and community events. By understanding our impacts, we can begin to rebuild our connection with the earth, its plants and animals. If you have an idea for educating your organization, let us know!

some of our collaborations

Speaker Request: Janine is passionate about educating the public about native and Florida­ Friendly plants and how to use them effectively in their home landscapes. Interested in hosting a garden event and need a speaker?  To request a speaking engagement, please contact Green Thumb and we will arrange to discuss your specific request and desired outcomes.

speaker history

Speaking Topics 

We have also created hands-on workshops and classes designed to suit the interests and needs of our clients and the general public.

  • Antique & Old Garden Roses for South Florida
  • Water Wise Gardening and Florida-Friendly Landscaping
  • Restoring Your Yards Natural Habitat
  • Gardening to Attract Wildlife to Your Urban Yard
  • A Bird Watchers Guide to Attracting more Feathery Friends to the Garden
  • Butterfly Gardening for South Florida
  • The Perennial Herb Garden of the Deep South
  • Growing Heirloom Herbs & Vegetables in South Florida
  • Vege Gardening 101
  • Low-maintenance Tropical Gardening for South Florida
  • Growing Florida’s Native Plants in Your Garden
  • Propagation Techniques: Seeds, Cuttings, Air Layer, Root Division
  • Natural Garden Pest Control: from aphids to weeds
  • Weedology 101:  This session is a fun, informative and inspiring exploration of the history, science and techniques of weeding
  • Secret Woods Nature Center – Native Plant Sale (Spring and Fall) 
  • The Native Plant Show 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (* 2022 Information coming soon!)
  • Ann Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood, FL. – Native Plant Sale at 8 a.m. on February 12, 2022 
  • Jesse Durko’s Nursery – tropical plant nursery and gardens located in Davie, FL.  **Kicking off the 2022 series of Community Plant Talks & Garden Tour – 1-4 pm on March 6th, 2022**

Old Garden Roses for South Florida – Annual Membership Luncheon, Lighthouse Point Garden Club, December 2011, Lighthouse Point, FL.

  • Water-Wise Gardening and Florida Friendly Landscapes – Lighthouse Point Garden Club Annual Gathering, December 2012, Lighthouse Point, FL
  • Old Garden Roses for South Florida – Moringa Garden Club, January 2013, Plantation, FL
  • Propagation Techniques – Coral Springs Middle School, Environmental Science Magnet Program, April 22, 2013 with Youth Environmental Alliance and Kristen Hoss
  • Vege Gardening 101 – City of Coconut Creek, Home Gardening Series, October 1, 2013, Town Hall Chambers
  • Heirloom Herbs & Vege’s – ME dePalma’s Wilton Manors Garden Club, October 9, 2013, Wilton Manors Library
  • Propagation Techniques – Native Plant Society, Coontie Chapter, November 13, 2013 at Secret Wood Nature Center
  • Gardening for Wildlife – John Knox Village Garden Club, February 2014, Club House
  • Weedology 101: The History, Science, Technology & Philosophy of Weeding Weedology 101: History, Science, Technology & Philosophy of Weeding. Speaker Program by Presenters: Alyssa Lavoro & Janine Griffith with The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
  • Weedology 101 at South Plantation High School 
  • Weedology 101 at The Native Plant Show October 19, 2018

Janine is a  Florida Advanced Master Naturalist, Naturescape Broward Habitat Steward, member of the Broward Chapter Florida Native Plant Society and has served as a Broward County Master Gardener volunteer for 18 years.