Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, consultant, speaker, radio, and television personality. He is acclaimed as a dynamic and accessible communicator with a passion for horticulture that appeals to gardeners of every level.
Charlie Nardozzi has worked for more than 20 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, on-line, and the printed page. He delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone. His energy, exuberance, and love of the natural world also make Charlie an exciting public speaker and presenter. He formerly was the senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association (NGA). He wrote on-line newsletters, conducted media interviews about gardening, and provided horticultural consultation to NGA programs. He continues, as a freelancer, to write the Edible Landscaping newsletter.
Currently, he is a garden consultant and coach helping gardeners improve their skills.
For 12 years he was an editor with National Gardening magazine, writing stories on a variety of gardening topics from roses to tomatoes. He has written for national magazines such as Organic Gardening and contributed to many of the “Gardening for Dummies” titles, authoring Vegetable Gardening For Dummies in 1999 and 2009. He also authored the Ultimate Gardener (2009) which highlights heart-warming stories about the trials and tribulations of gardening. He also contributed to other book project such as 7 in 1 Gardening for Dummies (2003) and the Better Homes and Gardens’ Yard and Garden Owner’s Manual (Meredith Books, 2004).
Charlie’s skills as a garden communicator extend beyond the printed page. In 2005, he was the host of PBS’s Garden Smart, reaching more than 60 million households. He has also been a gardening expert on many national syndicated television shows such as HGTV’s “Today at Home” and “Way to Grow”, Discovery Channel’s “Home Matters”, DIY’s “Ask DIY”, as well as appearing on QVC and the Home Shopping Network. At his home in Vermont, he co-hosts “In The Garden” tips on the local CBS affiliate television station (WCAX-Channel 3), a weekly, call-in radio show on WJOY-1230AM and is a commentator at Vermont Public Radio.