An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America’s leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies. Winner of the prestigious Horticultural Communicator of the Year Award from the American Horticultural Society, the former HGTV host is lauded for his ability to turn a mundane subject — landscape care — into a rousing public discourse.
He has been featured in thousands of media outlets from Good Morning America in the U.S., to the CBC in Canada, as well as National Geographic, Readers Digest and the New York Times, which called him “the godfather of the natural landscape movement.” The essence of Paul’s award-winning presentations is to bring hands-on environmental stewardship into the minds of private homeowners as well as political and business leaders. His books include The Organic Lawn Care Manual (2007) and Toss, Kick & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games (2012) both published by Storey/Workman.
In recent years he has been a sought-out consultant on numerous major landscape renovations, including the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, Mass., and the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Md. He also has regularly conferred with lawn care businesses about their fertility, pesticide and sustainability practices.
Areas of Expertise
Organic Lawn Care, Branding, Sales & Marketing, Product Sourcing, Government Affairs, Board Governance