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Summer Rayne Oakes

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Summer Rayne Oakes is an entrepreneur, author and model whose work centers on health, wellness and sustainability. Graduating Cornell University cum laude with degrees in Environmental Science and Entomology, Oakes began to bridge her interest in ecological systems to industries that affect our everyday life - from what we wear to what we eat.

In 2009, while modeling full-time, Oakes co-founded the award-winning start-up Source4Style (now Le Souk) to connect designers to more sustainable textile suppliers around the globe - from cotton weavers in India to silk spinners in Cambodia. From there she applied...

Leslie F. Halleck

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Leslie F. Halleck is a certified professional horticulturist (ASHS) , and admitted plant addict, who has spent her 25-year career hybridizing horticulture science with industry and home gardening consumer needs. Halleck earned a B.S. in Biology/Botany from The University of North Texas and an M.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University. The focus of her graduate research was greenhouse plant production using environmental controls such as lighting, temperature, photoperiod, and vernalization.

Halleck's professional experience is well-rounded, with time spent in field...