About FNGLA

Spring Series: Speakers

Dr. Richard Ludwig
30 year career educator and retired director of the horticulture program at Gwinnett Technical College. Dr. Ludwig was named Instructor of the Year at Gwinnett Technical College, Georgia Educator of the Year by the Georgia Green Industry and Technical Educator of the Year by Georgia Commercial Flower Grower's Association. He was the former host of GardenSmart, a National PBS Gardening Show and National Spokesperson for MiracleGro Potting soils.
Bill Slack
Author, lecturer and registered landscape architect with over 25 years of design experience. For 13 years Bill served on the faculty of the University of Georgia. During that time, he was named the top Extension Landscape Architect in the United States. Bill is the author of 19 landscape/gardening publications, including his most recent book: Southern Living Garden Guide to Landscaping.
Vicki Proano
Landscape designer/installer in Atlanta, Georgia. Vicki holds degrees in Environmental Science and Environmental Horticulture and Design and was named Horticulture Student of the Year at Gwinnett Technical College. She manages marketing and communications for Landscape Design & Graphics Workshops and assists with these educational workshops throughout the U.S.