VERDANT editorial is under the supervision
of Sharon King Hoge, a journalist and former radio/television broadcaster
who pioneered reporting on consumer products and on energy and environmental
issues. A former National Consumer Reporter of the Year, Ms. Hoge
continues to follow ecological issues in articles for national publications
such as Conde Nast Traveler, Global Traveler, Forbes FYI
and Cottages and Gardens magazines.
Says Ms. Hoge, "Verdant is not a typical environmental
magazine. Verdant will reach influential thought leaders
and active consumers searching for authoritative answers about implementing
greener strategies to improve their lives. We are reaching out to
sophisticated readers comfortable in their way of living but anxious
to learn how to live with new and better sustainable options."
Each issue of Verdant will feature a roster of the nation's most
highly respected writers and designers.
Verdants Preview edition features humor by Christopher
Buckley, author of Thank You for Smoking, pieces by Lenore
Skenazy and Alex Prudhomme and a profile of Bette Midler and
her work to reclaim parks and become the Diva of Dirt.
The design of Verdant magazine is by noted publication designer
Dwayne Flinchum, founder of the Iridium Group, one of the nation's
foremost publication designers.
Parent Cottages and Gardens Publications, winner
of numerous awards, publishes Connecticut Cottages and
Gardens, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens and Palm Beach
Cottages and Gardens, all of which are audited by the Audit
Bureau of Circulation (ABC).