“I’m beyond excited to have been granted the opportunity to participate in #ALEx14 because I’ll be able to participate in the uniquely American tradition that is a family road trip to a national park -- I just happen to be making my first visit with strangers who will seem like family by the end of our adventure.”
Ramon Gonzalez is a Mexican-American urban garden communicator and community builder from Chicago’s southwest side. He’s the writer behind the popular MrBrownThumb garden blog. As the MrBrownThumb gardening personality, Ramon has taught thousands that growing their own food and flowers is easy and accessible to all. In addition to writing about and photographing gardens, he’s an avid seed librarian, community garden board member, and sought-after garden speaker. Ramon’s words and pictures of gardens have appeared in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Sunset, the Guardian, and Chicagoland Gardening magazine.
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