In Conversation Together- Speaker Series
with Janet Carson

Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 11:30 am

In the Garden with Janet Carson


About Janet Carson

Janet Carson is a horticulturist living in Little Rock.   She has her BS and MS degrees from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Janet began her career as a county agent in Pulaski County, covering all aspects of horticulture. She began the Arkansas Master Gardener program with three other counties in 1980.  Upon completing her Master's, Janet moved to the state extension office to take on statewide horticulture specialist's role.  She retired on January 2, 2019, after a 38-year career with the Cooperative Extension Service.

She writes weekly columns in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Saturdays and monthly columns in Arkansas Living magazines, along with a blog Planit Janet.  She leads garden travel programs and now gets to spend more time in her own garden. She was the 2003 recipient of the John White Award for Excellence in Extension Education, the 2010 Extension Educator Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science, the 2016 Extension Employee of the Year, and the 2019 UA Horticulture Outstanding Alumni Award. 

In the Garden, her first book was published in 2010, and her second book, Field to Feast, was published in 2016, both by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Janet is married with two grown children and two dogs.