Pop-Up Virtual Talk: What is GardenFit: The Story of How an Open Days Garden Host Created a Hit PBS Series that’s Getting America Fit

Pop-Up Virtual Talk: What is GardenFit: The Story of How an Open Days Garden Host Created a Hit PBS Series that’s Getting America Fit

Thu, Jun 9, 2022
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Join long-time Open Days Garden Host Madeline Hooper and her co-creator and co-host Jeff Hughes for the story behind a new hit PBS series, GardenFit, that aims to inspire viewers to take care of their bodies while taking care of their gardens. Hooper and Hughes will narrate their journey from conception through development of the series, turning a personal experience of physical pain and horticultural passion into a TV adventure that saw them visit and explore more than a dozen distinctive private gardens and specialty farms all over America, helping gardeners overcome their seemingly inevitable aches and pains. All of Hooper and Hughes’ GardenFit fixes apply to every gardener, affecting how they move and maintain their body health in every aspect of their life, ensuring that their body be the best garden tool they have!

Thursday, June 9, 2022
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Live on Zoom

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A recording of this webinar will be sent to all registrants a few days after the event. We encourage you to register, even if you cannot attend the live webinar. 

Members of the Frank & Anne Cabot Society for planned giving have complimentary access to Garden Conservancy webinars. All Cabot Society members will automatically be sent the link to participate on the morning of the webinar. For more information about the Cabot Society, please contact us at info@gardenconservancy.org or 845.424.6500.

About the Speakers

Before devoting herself wholeheartedly to gardening, Madeline enjoyed a distinguished career in public relations as founder of DeVries Global. She has since focused her efforts on the gardening world: creating Rockland Farm, a personal 10-acre garden from scratch in Canaan, NY; working as a board member of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; and serving on the board at The Berkshire Botanical Garden, where she is currently Vice Chair.

For over three decades, while pursuing an acting and modeling career,  Jeff created his unique fitness business “TrainerFit” with the mantra “Train the mind, the body will follow.” Jeff’s cognitive slant to conventional training practices has resulted in an informative and enlightening career in the ever-evolving fitness industry. Through years of working with an array of clients, Jeff has developed special preventative rehabilitation programs that incorporate personalized strength, balance, and lifestyle techniques.