Speaker Profile: P. Allen Smith, CEO Hortus, Ltd.
P. Allen Smith has parlayed a lifelong passion for the natural world into a career that allows him to share garden, home, and lifestyle knowledge and insights with a worldwide audience. As a conservationist, author, and television host he is a trusted resource for tried-and-true methods as well as cutting-edge knowledge in the small farm and garden communities. His obsession with historic preservation has led to a continually growing collection of uncommon plant and animal species including numerous heritage roses, daffodils, vegetables, fruits, and a variety of chickens and other poultry; these genetics are all conserved on his farm in central Arkansas. This obsession also prompted him to found the Heritage Poultry Conservancy, which is dedicated to the preservation and support of all threatened breeds and strains of domestic poultry. He believes in growing what he eats and pairing time-honored practices with today’s latest technologies. As an advocate for all things natural, a lover of rich soil, thoughtful food, and old-school flocks, he seeks to redefine the iconic American farm, while sharing design, beauty, and bounty along the way.