Suzanne’s Speaking Resumé

Long Island Pine Barrens Show

February 2009

“Hey Suzanne! We just enjoyed watching your interview. Your passion for nature is insurmountable. Please keep up the fine work. Your talent and understanding will benefit all that surround you. Best regards, Chris” —Chris Montpetit, Peat and Son Nursery, Westhampton NY

The Tyranny of Landscaping

  • Christian Women’s Club, Suffolk Chapter “Land Stewards Instead of Land Scrapers” 2001
  • Southampton Town Planning Board, January 2003
  • The Nature Lyceum, monthly since 2003
“I can’t say that I have ever seen anyone smiling while mowing their lawn.” — Ginger Lee Frost

Group for the South Fork

June 7th, 2008
Suzanne discusses the benefits of gardening in harmony with nature, and learn more about practicing native habitat gardening to restore our local environment.


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

June 13 & 14, 2008
Big Duck gathering “Shill” for The Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons.


Quogue Wildlife Refuge

April 29, 2008
Join Suzanne Ruggles, The Barefoot Gardener, for a wonderful program on attracting wildlife to your garden. Suzanne practices native habitat gardening to restore the earth by working with Nature to promote diversity, beauty and harmony in the landscapes she co-creates with Nature.


Earth Save Central Suffolk Chapter, Cornell Cooperative Extension

February 9, 2008
A special presentation by The Barefoot Gardener, Suzanne Ruggles. Suzanne practices native habitat gardening to restore the earth by working with nature to promote diversity, beauty and harmony in the landscapes she co creates with Nature.

“I wrote down a few things that you said, which I wanted to discuss with you (you made some pretty profound points!). It was a terrific speech that anyone can relate to and should be moved by if they have any grey matter or any heart” — Vince Glasser, Earth Save, Chairperson

Ladies Senior Group 1880 House

February 24, 2008

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming over on Sunday, the ladies really, really enjoyed that. I wish I had more like that. That was really, really the best – probably the best meeting we’ve had with the people interacting and everything, and I just wanted to thank you so much.”  — Elsie Collins, 1880 House, Westhampton Beach, Senior Citizen’s Group

The Barefoot Gardener