Owen E. Dell, RLA, ASLA is an internationally admired landscape architect, landscape contractor, educator, author, television personality, and "sustainability guru." Owen has nearly 40 years of experience as both a hands-on garden maker, a designer of residential as well as commercial and public gardens, and an inspiration to landscapers and gardeners the world over. Owen is the principal at Owen Dell & Associates, LLC in Corvallis, Oregon.
Professional and lay audiences look to Owen for his inimitable combination of eye-opening, cutting-edge landscaping advice and edge-of-your-seat lively delivery. Owen's workshops are a delight, and send participants home inspired and forever changed.
Home gardeners and professionals alike love his popular books "Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies" and "How to Start a Home-Based Landscaping Business." Owen is also the co-author of "Green Your Home All-In-One For Dummies." Readers can count on Owen to deliver a solid message in a fun-to-read format.
Owen is also an inveterate volunteer, helping out with many environmental and political causes. He's also the founder of the Fossil Free Landscaping Group, the Neighborhood Foodshed Project, and other groups.
When he's not writing books, teaching students, helping to save the world, and designing stunning gardens, he's out working in his own garden, which boasts a wide variety of edible and medicinal plants, a certified wildlife habitat, countless kinds of native and exotic ornamental plants, and an intriguing series of outdoor rooms. He also cooks like a madman, spends lots of time with his cats, and spends quality time out in nature.
To find out more about Owen E. Dell, visit his web site at www.owendell.com.