Authors Group Presents Summer Rayne Oakes

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About the Author...Summer Rayne Oakes

Summer is an environmental scientist, sustainability strategist, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on health, wellness and sustainability. She founded Homestead Brooklyn, a website and YouTube channel, to help people become more attuned to nature in the city. She and her work have been featured in a range of media outlets including: CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, Vanity Fair, INC, Forbes, and many others. Outside magazine called her a "Top Environmental Activist," and CNBC named her one of their "10 Best Green Entrepreneurs." Summer lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her pet hen, Kippee.

About the Book...How to Make A Plant Love You

Most people see potted plants as mere decoration, but there’s a strong psychological benefit to taking care of plants as a path to mindfulness. This book ties together all the known benefits of taking care of plants—lower blood pressure, lower stress, cleaner air—with a bigger, less obvious benefit: taking care of plants makes you a more life-giving person. Through personal testimonies from plant-lovers across the world and colorful vignettes, Summer Rayne Oakes shows us how our chlorophyllous friends can lead to a greater sense of happiness and self-gratification. HOW TO MAKE A PLANT LOVE YOU is the perfect book for plant-loving millennials and anyone else looking to cultivate a bit of greenery within their own concrete jungle—and capture the calming joy that can come from tending to our leafy friends.

In Conversation with Sage Green Life, Nathan Beckner

Nathan's passion turned to plant design in 2008 when he left a successful 15-year career in the world of fashion and celebrity photography behind him to pursue a career in horticulture. His first big break in the plant world was as a rosarian (grower and procurer of ancient and heirloom roses) for Chicago's Gethsemane Gardens before joining the Sagegreenlife team as a plant designer. He has since designed and installed custom living walls across the country for major brands with his designs, winning him a number of industry awards and broad press recognition. With a background in photography and design, combined with his love for plants, he was a natural fit as Sagegreenlife's Lead Plant Designer.


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