Lectures and Luncheon | March 20, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Lecture | Marguerite Green
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lecture | Danielle Rollins
12.30 pm Luncheon
Marguerite Charbonnet Green, Press Street Gardens Manager, The NOCCA Institute
Marguerite Charbonnet Green holds a B.S. from Louisiana State University in Environmental Horticulture and is licensed by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry as a horticulturist, utility arborist and florist. She was named as one of New Orleans Magazine‘s “People to Watch” in 2013. Marguerite is a former Fellow of Loyola’s Institute for Environmental Communication. Marguerite has experience in youth garden education, garden curriculum planning, native and wetlands plants of Louisiana and Mississippi, vegetable and flower production, horticultural design/installation and maintenance, wilderness education, composting systems, food processing and livestock care. She has taught Environmental Science in Jean Lafitte National Park to 4th graders from New Orleans and surrounding parishes as a teacher for T.R.E.E. (Teaching Responsible Earth Education); scouted and planned community service projects as a project coordinator for Hands On New Orleans; co-founded and served as program director for The South Garden Project – planning, fundraising and building four successful community gardens in low-income areas of Baton Rouge which grew and harvested 1,000 lbs. of produce for neighborhood families and trained them to carry on the project.
Author of bestseller Soirée Entertaining with Style (Rizzoli 2012), contributing editor for Veranda and Veranda.com, Danielle Rollins is quickly becoming one of the nation’s leading lifestyle experts. She has combined her vast creative energy, writing acumen, and exquisite eye for detail to unveil her website, www.DanielleDRollins.com. On the site, she shares her uniquely chic view on Gracious Living and Stylish EntertainingTM by reinventing time-honored traditions for contemporary living.
Veranda calls Danielle a “genuine expert—a natural born entertainer” and Southern Living, to which she has been a frequent contributor, proclaims her “Atlanta’s preeminent hostess and tastemaker.” Her book has garnered praise for both its beauty and practicality on various websites and blogs, including Martha Stewart.com, Oprah.com, Things That Inspire, and Stylebeat. Danielle has also received coverage in Women’s Wear Daily, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The New York Post. She has been featured on several TV morning talk show segments such as Marie Osmond’s show “Marie” as well as national and local radio shows.
Mixing a dash of glamour with an approachable flair, Danielle sets the standard for Gracious Living and Stylish EntertainingTM. Channeling the style of Grace Kelly, the wit of Lucille Ball, and the decorating and entertaining approach of Dorothy Draper (mixed with a little fantasy from the ever-imaginative, flamboyant Elsie de Wolfe), she inspires and encourages others to celebrate any and every opportunity to create a memory.
Especially meaningful to Danielle are the contributions she has made to the Atlanta community by serving as a co-founder, chair, or member of various charities and boards. She is particularly proud of her efforts in establishing one of the city’s most popular events, Women of Style and Substance Annual Luncheon Benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which was inspired by the healthcare professionals who cared for her daughter following a near fatal accident. She is dedicated to issues involving children’s healthcare and education.
A native of Dallas, TX, Danielle now lives in Atlanta with her children and a menagerie of animals including four dogs, two cats, fish, reptiles, and an aviary filled with birds. She is passionate about traveling, cooking, gardening, and all things design related.