Shawna Coronado


Quarto Publishing


Shawna Coronado is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer, media host, and brand ambassador who campaigns for social good in the realms of green living, organic gardening, and low-cost cuisine. She is also an on-camera spokesperson and social media personality with more than 375,000 followers on her various social media venues, and she maintains a YouTube channel with more than a million views. In 2015 she co-hosted the radio show “The Good Green Home Show” and appeared bi-weekly at her home garden as the FOX News Chicago “Gardening with Good Day” organic gardening expert. Coronado’s garden and eco-adventures have been featured in many media venues, including PBS television. Along with her green lifestyle initiatives, Coronado is concerned about promoting and teaching healthy living. She was diagnosed with severe spinal osteoarthritis, a diagnosis that has led her to change her lifestyle, lose weight, and consume a mostly anti-inflammatory diet. She educates audiences about beneficial diet, food and health practices through her organic living media. She dreams that this will enable more people who suffer from similar conditions to be active. Her successful organic living photographs and stories have been shown both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books.

Shawna will be speaking at the Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Kansas Fairs


Check It Out!

Stacked with Flavor: How to build an anti-inflammatory meal plan fueled with a flavor explosion

Scientific evidence points to how a lifestyle of eating anti-inflammatory foods can lessen and even eliminate inflammation in the body that is often blamed for diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, allergies, chronic pain, and a variety of diseases and disorders. Shawna Coronado completely relearned how to eat, exercise, and live an anti-inflammatory lifestyle with the help of her medical professionals after her diagnosis of severe spinal osteoarthritis. She now has 80 percent less inflammatory pain and walks 3 miles every day. Anti-inflammatory foods have made a big difference for Coronado and they can for you. Learn tips Coronado has employed on how to build and successfully stay on an anti-inflammatory food plan. Find out how to add tremendous flavor to your diet, how to negotiate plate portions, what foods are the most anti-inflammatory, and how to safely meal prep. She teaches how to live a wellness lifestyle filled with delicious whole, natural foods that will help your family stay healthy, lose weight, feel better, and have more energy (while reducing aches and pains and chronic inflammation).
Real Foods Natural Health

Available In:

Oregon, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Real Food Stage

Soil Blocking and Seed Starting

Discover how beneficial and easy starting your own seeds at home with soil blocker tools can be! MOTHER EARTH NEWS and gardening expert Shawna Coronado provide you with the tools and know-how to save money, grow your favorite varieties from seed, start transplanting, and take control. Get your hands dirty, learn about soil mixtures, and see how efficient and simple soil blocking can be.
Organic Gardening Hands On

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bookstore Demonstrations
North Carolina, Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bookstore Demonstrations
Oregon, Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bookstore Demonstrations
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Secret Organic Gardening Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

Learn eco-friendly solutions to improve any garden. Shawna Coronado helps you discover clever ways to upcycle everyday items in your garden in order to save your pennies and save the environment. Each hack is natural or organic and easy to accomplish in the garden, and they will give you creative insight on how you can grow for very little money. Coronado demonstrates each tip with full-color photos and tales from her creative and wacky home garden, which is making a difference in her community and for her family.
Organic Gardening

Available In:

Texas, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage
North Carolina, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage
Maryland, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

Reduce Chronic Inflammatory Pain with These Smart, Scientifically Proven Tips

In 2015, Shawna Coronado was diagnosed with severe degenerative spinal osteoarthritis. She could barely walk at the time, but thanks to her research into scientifically proven diet and exercise techniques, four years later Coronado has reduced her pain by more than 80 percent and lives an active lifestyle, walking 3 miles per day. Learn about daily beneficial diet, food, and health practices that can lead to weight loss, improved mood, pain reduction, increased mobility, and less inflammatory pain every day.
Natural Health

Available In:

Oregon, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Mother Earth Living Stage
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

GROW UP! Elevate Your Garden Beds and Stop Being a Pain in Your Own Neck

Since being diagnosed with osteoarthritis pain in 2015, Shawna Coronado has been learning tricks for how to reduce her chronic inflammatory pain while in the garden. In this workshop, she teaches all the smart tips she knows. She shows full-color photos featuring her extensive elevated bed gardens and teaches techniques on smart ways to grow at waist height. Learn how to grow a large volume of annual flowers, perennial plants, vegetables and herbs, and even succulents, all in a smaller space and while reducing stress on your joints and body. Stop being a pain in your own neck and back. Attend this class to get all the down low on growing up.
Organic Gardening Natural Health

Available In:

Oregon, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Extended Stacked with Flavor

Author and wellness expert Shawna Coronado leads a full-day adventure to better health and wellness. Coronado, diagnosed with severe spinal osteoarthritis in 2015, has reduced her pain levels by more than 80 percent by tapping into beneficial diet and health practices. Using Coronado’s latest book (Stacked with Flavor) as a guide, workshop attendees learn how to eat an anti-inflammatory diet, build recipes with amazing flavor, and stick consistently to a diet and exercise routine. The workshop guide includes a full-sized copy of the cookbook. Attendees sample flavorful dishes, celebrate the outdoors with walking sessions, enjoy a delicious and healthy lunch, then make and take home their own spice mix, dry salad dressing mix, and flavor-infused oil. Just bring yourself and a positive attitude! Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today
Real Foods Hands On

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Thursday 8:00-5:00 p.m., Hands-On Workshops
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Ask a Gardener

Shawna Coronado is a wellness lifestyle advocate, professional author, blogger, photographer, and media host who campaigns for social good. She has a "make a difference" focus on wellness, green lifestyle living, organic gardening, and healthy food recipes built to inspire. In her Midwestern garden, Coronado grows fresh organic foods in order to help reduce inflammation-based chronic pain and improve wellness. Ask her questions on organic growing, anti-inflammatory diet, and wellness lifestyle issues.
Organic Gardening Nature and Community

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 1:00-1:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage
North Carolina, Sunday 1:00-1:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage

Arthritis in the Garden How to lower chronic pain without drugs

Shawna Coronado shows her extensive gardens and talks about the dramatic personal story of how she has used garden therapy, an anti-inflammatory diet, and exercise to overcome the daily debilitating pain associated with spinal osteoarthritis. Her efforts have resulted in weight loss, improved mood, pain reduction, increased mobility, and a beautiful garden. Coronado shows stunning scenes from her garden to illustrate how easy it is to make a few simple lifestyle changes for your own health so that you, too, can create remarkable personal results. She discusses gardening and exercise tips as well as food choices that might just help you reduce pain, lose weight, and feel great while you are living a greener lifestyle.
Natural Health Keynote

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage
North Carolina, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage
Maryland, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Mother Earth Living Stage