About Steve Conaway

Steve Conaway, Ph.D. developed an early passion for plant science and sustainability working in crop diversity preservation on farms in New England. He studied environmental horticulture at the University of New Hampshire where he helped implement the campus-wide composting program. Steve pursued an interest in tropical plant science and invasive species on the island of Hawaii, working in horticulture and later as a visiting scholar for the Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center. Steve studied plant pathology at The Pennsylvania State University where his doctoral dissertation centered on the control of invasive weeds with naturally occurring fungal pathogens. As Conservation and Outreach Director at Greenwich Land Trust, he led educational programming and directed ecological restoration projects on 750 acres of protected open space. Steve currently works as the Associate Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill focused on the health and beauty of the gardens, greenhouses, and woodlands.