Hayden-Smith is known for her lively, engaging and informed speaking style. She is invited regularly to speak to various organizations at their meetings and to conferences as a keynote and presenter.  She has appeared on radio, on television (including PBS), and in several documentaries and films. She also conducts webinars. Her topics of discussion include gardening, agriculture, food systems, history (including visual culture and the American home front during wartime), and public policy.

A short list of organizations that have engaged her speaking services include:

  • The United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C.
  • The National Park Service (World War II Memorial, Richmond, CA)
  • American Planning Association (California conference)
  • National Council of Public History (national conference)
  • Washington State Master Gardener Program (statewide conference)
  • California State Master Gardener Program (statewide conference)
  • Master Gardener Program (international conference)
  • Stow House, Santa Barbara
  • UCSB History Associates
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Iowa State University (World Food Prize Conference)
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Food and Society Conference)
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of California, ANR Global Food Issues Forum
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm, Philadelphia
  • American Dietetics Association
  • Agriculture History Society
  • UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute

Contact Rose Hayden-Smith