About Shawna

The Casual Gardener is all about sustainable gardening and green lifestyle living. It's author, Shawna Lee Coronado, is an author of a book called Gardening Nude. Shawna is an on-camera correspondent, newspaper columnist, keynote speaker, eco-travel adventurer, health and greening expert, and social media consultant focused on teaching and living a green lifestyle.

Shawna's business, MAD4World Enterprises educates the online community on eco-travel, green-living tips, sustainable gardening, inexpensive cooking, home vegetable production, and techniques for every day homeowners to save money by being green and feed the hungry during a down-economy. Her goal with the blogs and online presence is to better the world through community involvement and simple green living.

Shawna is a YouTube partner and has an active YouTube channel. She does regular feature appearances TV news programs such as WGN 9 News or WCIU news. Here’s a LINK to one of these green living episodes. She has been featured on ABC News, WGN 9 News (Chicago), PBS TV – Growing A Greener World Episode 126, Lawrence Media  TV- LJWorld.com, Oklahoma Gardening TV, Local Access 10 TV, WGN Radio, The Mike Nowak Radio Show, The Chicken Whisperer Radio Show, Garden Life Radio, and More Hip Than Hippie. Ireland radio show features include Marty Whelan/RTE Lyric FM Radio Show, and Tom Dunne Morning Show on Newstalk 106 and is a regular guest on The Sodcast with Peter Donegan out of Dublin, Ireland. Special written features on Shawna can be found on CNN Health, Chicago Tribune Local, The Daily Herald, and other media spots all over the internet.

Shawna’s garden and photographs have been featured in Real Gardens Magazine, the Italian Country & Country Magazine, and multiple books including Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces - (Shawna's vertical sustainable gardens are featured) - by Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet, and The Edible Front Yard - Creating Curb Appeal with Fruits, Flowers, Vegetables, and Herbs (Shawna's front lawn sustainable veggie garden is featured) - by Ivette Soler.

You can find Shawna staying healthy by working regularly in her garden with her children in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Visit Shawna's prime website for more information on her sustainable books, blogs, video, and other media - www.shawnacoronado.com.


Shawna speaks all over the world on various subjects including business, social media, online video production, green lifestyle living, and gardening. To learn more about her speaking details and availability, please go to this - LINK.

To hire Shawna for video production and on camera appearances, please go to this - LINK.


The purpose of this policy is to disclose any material connections that may exist between companies and Shawna Coronado and/or MAD 4 World Enterprises and its employees. 
Shawna endeavors to give honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on topics, products, services, and companies, but in the end, Shawna is human. Her points of view are like most of her readers - colored by background, occupation, religion, political affiliation, or experience. And she is inevitably impacted by who pays her in a material way. 

There may be instances where Shawna writes about or discusses her clients, company events at which we she is speaking where she is paid, or companies where she has a vested interest, such as a board seat or investment. To the best of all knowledge, she has included these relationships below. 

Further legal disclosures and full Terms of Service can be found on Shawna's home website and are to be applied to this blog in full legality. Please go to this link to learn the complete legal disclosures for this blog and any website Shawna or MAD 4 World Enterprises is associated with as a direct owner --http://www.shawnacoronado.com/TermsofService.html


Below is a partial list of companies and events from whom Shawna has collaborated with and  received remuneration (in cash or products) in the past 12 months for advisory, on camera representation, product representation, or speeches.  (We are in the midst of securing permission from companies, and will continue to update this list). Individual blog posts from longer than 12 months ago might list a product from a company which does not appear on this list. That means that those companies are not currently working with or connected with this blog outside of having the former article listed. Note that this list does not include companies who may have worked with Shawna Coronado, MAD 4 World Enterprises and its employees at a previous employer.

American Marketing Association,
Aquascape Inc., 
Ball Horticultural,
Bonnie Plants, 
Botanical Interests Seeds,
Burpee Home Gardens, 
Burpee Seed,
Chicago Flower and Garden Show, 
Clean Air Gardening,
Corona Tools
Daniels Plant Foods, 
David Austin Roses,
DeWit Tools, 
Flat Tire Deco,
Garden Safe, 
Garden Shoes Online,
Glenisk Yogurt (Ireland), 
Go Green Travel Green,
Jobes Organic,
John and Bobs,
Lechuza Planters 
Life Around Home, 
Lifetime Equipment, 
Olympus Camera,
Organic Mechanics Soil, 
Plants Nouveau,
Plastics Make It Possible,
Rebecca's Garden Seeds,
Riviera Maya Travel  Destination (Mexico), 
P. Allen Smith - Hortus Ltd.,
Pan American Seed, 
Proven Winners, 
Surface Savers,
Terra Nova Nurseries,
Texas Tomato Cages, 
The Conservation Foundation,
The Seed Keeper,
Town & Country Boots,
Wave Petunia, 
Woolly Pocket,
and Ups-A-Daisy.