Hilary Nichols

Hilary  Nichols

Hilary Nichols

Speaker and Moderator | US Composting Council

Raleigh, NC | hnichols@compostingcouncil.org

Hilary Nichols is the Market Development Coordinator for the US Composting Council, where she runs the sought-after Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Certified Compost information-disclosure program. She also oversees the development of compost use marketing materials such as a national compost product search engine. Hilary also works with committees to streamline the development of partnerships and collaborations through the Strategic Alliances Committee, and organize research to stay on the cutting edge of compost parameter test methods and lab proficiency testing through the CCREF’s Standards and Practices Committee.

Prior to her current role with the USCC, Hilary has 20 years of experience in the horticulture industry managing gardens, teaching about landscaping, and partnering with collaborators, donors and volunteers. She’s worked for internationally-acclaimed display gardens: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Royal Botanical Garden at Kew, Walt Disney World, and Longwood Gardens. Hilary has also worked for landscaping companies and nurseries such as Bland Landscaping and Garden*Hood. She has written for Fine Gardening Magazine, been a frequent guest speaker on UNC-TV’s Almanac Gardener, and a leader in both the national and Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Hilary has taught horticulture workshops as Senior Horticulturist at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Sarah P Duke Gardens, and is a founder and educator at her local Seed Libraries. Hilary has a BS in horticulture from North Carolina State University.

Session Time: Tuesday, January 25, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Presentation Title: Annual Meeting of STA Certified Compost program participants

Presentation Description: The Market Development Committee’s Mission is to make STA Certified Compost the Gold Standard for Compost Use. Learn how your company can be ahead of the curve and part of the movement.