About Kim Eierman
Kim Eierman left Wall Street over 20 years ago to become an environmental horticulturist. Her goal? To change the way we think about our landscapes in order to improve our challenged environment. As Kim tells her audiences, readers and clients, “Small changes to our landscapes can make huge environmental improvements.”
With natural areas rapidly diminishing, species declining at historic rates and climate change dealing new blows to environmental health, our managed landscapes have never been more important. Unfortunately, many of our traditional gardening and landscaping practices have contributed to unhealthy ecosystems.
Kim founded EcoBeneficial, a horticulture communications and consulting company, to inspire, educate and demonstrate how we can become ecological stewards of our own landscapes, no matter how large or how small. As Kim says: “Every landscape matters.”
Kim Eierman is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. She teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center in NY, Rutgers Home Gardeners School and several other institutions.
Kim is an active speaker nationwide on many ecological gardening topics, presenting for industry conferences, "green events," Master Gardener groups, garden clubs, nature centers, Audubon Society chapters, beekeeping groups, and other organizations interested in environmental improvements. Kim also provides horticultural consulting to homeowners and commercial clients.
In addition to being a Certified Horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, Kim is a Master Gardener, a Master Naturalist, an Accredited Organic Landcare Professional, a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center and a member of the Garden Writers Association.
Kim was awarded the Silver Award of Achievement by the Garden Writers Association for their 2014 and 2015 Media Awards Program.
Suggested Interview Topics
- The power of EcoBeneficial landscaping and gardening - how we can improve our environment, one yard at a time.
- Dealing with climate change in your own landscape.
- Reducing the Green Desert (the lawn) – a major key to environmental health.
- The Pollinator Victory Garden – winning the war on pollinator decline.
- Becoming a “nativore” – gardening with edible (and ecological) native plants.
- How what you plant really does matter – to the environment.
- Is your landscape delivering the ecosystem services that you depend upon?
“[Kim] immediately challenged, and ultimately changed, our approach to how we view our garden... She has a wealth of knowledge, great delivery and a wonderful sense of humor. ”
“What has come together for me from the seeds of knowledge Kim has passed on is an understanding of what we presently value as 'landscape design' and 'landscape care' is incredibly detrimental to the overall ecology. ”
“Do see Kim when she is in your city! Her speaking venues: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY Botanical Garden, should tell you the depth and breadth of her knowledge. ”
“I have heard Kim speak twice - and each time she was incredibly knowledgeable and, frankly, inspirational! ”
“Kim is an energetic, smart and fascinating speaker....She is one of a kind and makes everyone want to get out there dig in the dirt and save the gardens for all mankind!!! She is incredible!!! ”
“She has a wealth of good information that is necessary for everyone to hear. ”