Steven R. Schmidt has been evolving in the field of horticulture for over 40 years.
- His family roots are deep in horticulture going back to several generations. Steven's parents had the best-landscaped yard in his neighborhood!
- Since 1969, Steven has engaged in a potpourri of experiences in horticulture with a degree in forestry from Paul Smith's College, experience in landscape maintenance & contracting, urban parks management, urban arboriculture, garden center manager, wholesale nursery manager and education.
- Since 1982, Steven has run his own businesses in landscape gardening, landscape contracting, pest control, wholesale nursery growing.
- Steven's passion for ornamental grasses in the early 1980's led him to start his nursery and grow a large collection of ornamental grasses.
- Using the knowledge gained over a lifetime, combined with a desire to give back to an industry he loves, Mr. Schmidt is working as a horticultural consultant and educator.
- In 2008, Steve discovered a passion for teaching. His goals is to pass on what he has learned over his career to students, homeowners and business owners.
- He also enjoys searching for fungi found in the forest and fields. This interest led to launching ToursWithSteve.com, Steve’s mushroom hunting and tour guide business.
Future works are for combining horticulture and mycology for a sustainable growth.