Speaker Bio

Sarah Vanek

Sarah Vanek

Education & Outreach Manager, Mulhall's

Sarah Vanek is the Education + Outreach Manager at Mulhall’s in Omaha, Nebraska, and plants are her passion. The role they play in native and urban ecosystems. The way they enhance a person’s experience of the natural world. And the beauty they bring to built spaces.


Sarah studied Horticulture at the University of Nebraska and completed a Master of Science in Entomology at the University of Kentucky – studying insects and more specifically their relationship with plants. In 2014, she was asked to share that passion for plants by serving as the Education + Outreach Manager at Mulhall's. And she’s learned a lot about retail marketing along the way – as a major part of her role includes leading the marketing efforts for their garden store. Sarah enjoys the opportunity to use her skills in communications, project management, and building community relationships, but most of all, the opportunity to share her love of plants with others.


Dialect, Democracy, and Instagram: Building the Conversation Across Multiple Generations of Gardeners, or Plant Parents, or “Whatever”

February 19 @ 3:00 PM