The Dirt Doctor

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The Dirt Doctor

Howard Garrett is one of the leaders in the research, education and promotion of natural organic gardening, landscaping, pet health and pest control and how to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

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About Howard Garrett

  • Nationally syndicated Organic Gardening talk show host
  • Arborist and specialist in natural organic tree care
  • Columnist for the Dallas Morning News
  • Author of 15 books on organic gardening, landscaping and pest control
  • Chairman of Texas Organic Research Center (TORC)
  • Organic Advisory Board Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Artist

Howard Garrett’s experience includes landscape contracting, greenhouse growing, golf course planning and maintenance, and organic product development. He is an organic marketplace leader and consults on natural organic gardening, landscaping, farming, pet health, pest control and natural living.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in park administration and landscape architecture from Texas Tech University in 1969. After a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Howard began his career at Club Corporation of America where he worked from laborer to assistant course superintendent.

In 1985, the birth of his daughter Logan was the turning point of his career into organic gardening, landscaping, farming and ranching.

By 1988 he had committed his entire career to research, education and promotion of organic products and practices. He has taught organics to homeowners, helped convert of numerous commercial projects such as the Frito-Lay National Headquarters in Plano and Bayou Bend in Houston.

His work includes research on planting techniques, tree heath, use of native and well adapted introductions and water saving solutions. Organic projects in the studies have realized 40-50% cost savings in water use. He is currently helping hemp growers with organic soil detox and non-toxic growing techniques.

Howard can be heard Sundays from 8 - 11am on KSKY 660AM and in over 240 markets across the nation. His column in the Dallas Morning News appears Thursdays. His books cover many subjects related to organic gardening and healthy living. He produces the popular web site DirtDoctor.com and speaks across the country to events, clubs and businesses such as the Mother Earth News Fairs.

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