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 biweekly 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, Polyface Farm and Pennsylvania Fairs.


Check It Out!

Stacked with Flavor How to build an antiinflammatory 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. Coronado 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:

Texas, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Mother Earth News Stage
Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

Soil Blocking and Seed Starting Bookstore Demonstration

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

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 11:00-11:30 a.m., Bookstore Demonstrations
Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, 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:

Texas, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Natural Health Stage
Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

Easy Anti-inflammatory Snacks Hands-On Workshop

Author and wellness expert Shawna Coronado takes workshop participants on an hourlong adventure to better health and wellness. She teaches about an anti-inflammatory diet that benefits those who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, allergies, asthma, and chronic pain. Hear why snacks can be important for anti-inflammatory food plan success, and create a roasty-toasty snack recipe that you can take home. Then discover smart tips for amazing and fun anti-inflammatory snacks that the whole family can enjoy (and which are easy to prepare at home). Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today
Real Foods Natural Health Hands On

Available In:

Texas, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations B
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
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