Meet Ms. Grow-It-All®
Audrey Post, aka Ms. Grow-It-All®, is a North Carolina native and lifelong gardener who spent almost 30 years as a news reporter and editor for newspapers around the Southeast, including The Gleaner in Henderson, Ky., The Palm Beach Post, The Miami Herald, The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph, The Tampa Tribune and the Tallahassee Democrat. In each of the places she lived and worked, she had a small garden of some sort.
As Ms. Grow-It-All®, she combines her passion for gardening and with her love of writing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in Communication, with an emphasis in Interactive and New Communication Technology, from The Florida State University.
Currently, she is on leave of absence from her position as director of communications for FSU’s College of Communication & Information to complete her doctorate (PhD) in Communication. An advanced master gardener, she has been writing her Ms. Grow-It-All® gardening advice column for eight years. Her company, PostScript Publishing LLC, owns the copyright to the columns, the radio shows and the website, as well as the trademark name Ms. Grow-It-All®.
Meet the Tree and Soil Dude
Stan Rosenthal, Forestry Extension Agent with the University of Florida-IFAS/Leon County Extension Service, is our tree and soil expert and a monthly co-host on the Blog Talk Radio show.
He has worked for Extension and the Florida Division of Forestry in Leon County since 1988. Prior to that, he worked for the Florida Division of Forestry in other areas of Florida and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service in Wyoming and Wisconsin. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Forest Management from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.
He is a member of the Florida Forestry Association (FFA), a board member of FFA Landowner Committee, past president and steering committee member of the North Florida Prescribed Fire Council, board member and treasurer of the Leon County Association of Science Teachers (LAST) and a member of the Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Mr. Rosenthal has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Forester of the Year, Project Learning Tree (PLT) Facilitator of the Year and Business Partner of the Year awards from the Florida Forestry Association (FFA). He has received numerous awards from the Florida Association of Extension 4-H Agents and an award from the Leon County Association of Science Teachers (LAST) for Service to Science. Also, he has received the Team Newsletter Communication award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, the Stephen Spurr Award from the Florida Society of American Foresters and Certification of Appreciation from the Florida A&M University of Forestry & Natural Resources Conservation Program.
Mr. Rosenthal currently consults with the public at large in the subjects of urban and rural forestry. He also lectures, designs, facilitates and teaches many classes and courses including those for Master Gardeners, Master Wildlifers, Master Tree Farmers, professional pesticide and fertilizer applicators, and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborists.