Green Festival Speakers

Melissa Wittenborn


Wittenborn has been a freelance landscape designer for the past 7 years and has owned EcoNative Landscape Designs since 2008. Wittenborn prides herself on giving her clients ecologically sound designs while educating people on the greenness of using native plants in her designs. Wittenborn has done designs fora library, a spa, a village for storm water management, as well as many small and large private residences throughout the western suburbs of Chicago. Wittenborn is passionate about her work and has been invited to do many talks about the value of using native plants in homes and businesses. Recently, Wittenborn has written a book about using nature in dealing with life's challenges, Going Green on Your SelfEsteem.