Biography | Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp,
Immediate Past President
Write For You!
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, a 25-year veteran of newspaper journalism, owns Write for You! LLC, a freelance writing-editing business. She has served GardenComm as a regional and national director, secretary, treasurer and currently is vice president of the organization. She was co-chair of the local organizing committee for GardenComm’s Indianapolis Conference and Expo in 2011, and has helped organize several Region III meetings.
A contributor to Indiana Gardening and Edible Indy magazines, she edits Iowa Gardener, Michigan Gardening, Minnesota Gardener and Wisconsin Gardening magazines. She has been writing a weekly gardening column for The Indianapolis Star since 1989, and is a popular speaker and frequent guest on television, radio and web broadcasts.
She is a garden coach and has an all-season, container planting business for residential and commercial locations. For 17 years, Jo Ellen has worked every spring at a large, independent garden center in Indianapolis, where she formerly was the buyer of perennials and nursery stock. She’s director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Horticultural Society; member Indiana Landmarks Cultural Landscape Committee; a member of GreatGardenSpeakers.com; co-author of Indiana Gardener’s Guide; author of The Visitor’s Guide to American Gardens; and a recent contributor to The Gardener’s Garden (Phaidon Press) and The Oxford Companion to the Garden (Oxford University Press). She blogs at hoosiergarden.com.