Lisa Johnson BS'88 MS'99
Lisa Johnson BS’88 MS’99

Who helps our gardens grow? Lisa Johnson, who as a horticulture educator in Dane County offers information, advice, hands-on training and other resources to the general public and numerous other audiences including the commercial green industry (arborists, landscapers and garden centers), community gardens, the Master Gardener Volunteer program, the Dane County Tree Board, the City of Madison, and nonprofits Centro Hispano and Community GroundWorks. Her talks and presentations, newspaper columns, and appearances on Larry Meiller’s “Garden Talk” on Wisconsin Public Radio keep her very much in the public eye. Her education at CALS—where she earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a master’s degree in life sciences communication—optimally prepared her for this particular mix of work, she says.