About Kim Eierman

Kim Eierman (pronounced like "Fireman") left Wall Street many years ago to become an environmental horticulturist and ecological landscape designer. Her goal? To change the way we think about and manage our landscapes in order to improve our challenged environment. As Kim tells her clients, audiences and readers, “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 LLC, 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.”

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Kim's Bio

Kim Eierman is the Founder of EcoBeneficial LLC. She is an environmental horticulturist and ecological landscape designer specializing in native plants. Based in New York, Kim teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center, Rutgers Home Gardeners School and several other institutions.

Kim is an active speaker nationwide on many ecological landscape topics, presenting for industry conferences, sustainability events, corporate events, environmental organizations, and other groups interested in environmental improvements.  Kim also provides horticultural consulting and native landscape design to homeowners and commercial clients, including landscape architects and engineers.

In addition to being a Certified Horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, Kim is an Accredited Organic Landcare Professional, a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center, and a member of The Ecological Landscape Alliance and Garden Communicators International.

Kim is the author of the book, The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening.

Kim was awarded the Silver Award of Achievement by the Garden Writers Association for their 2014, 2015 and 2017 Media Awards Program.

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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. ”

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