About Lois Sheinfeld

I have been an environmentalist, educator, and organic gardener – on both coasts – for over 40 years. I served on the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and chaired the subcommittee on pesticide use.¬† The American Rose Society gave me an Award of Merit for my writing on organic gardening and I wrote the garden column for Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons. I’ve also written for The Nation Magazine, New York Newsday, and Film Comment. I received The Free Press Association Mencken Award for outstanding journalism in support of liberty.

I have taught at New York University, and at Stanford University where I also served as University Ombudsman. Acting on my recommendations as Ombudsman, inter alia, Stanford instituted¬† a University wide program of IPM, ending¬† haphazard, unsafe biocide use on campus; Stanford ended the policy of female exclusion from the all male Stanford Marching band and moved toward the equalization of support for male and female sports programs; and Stanford abandoned the Indian symbol as the University’s mascot.

I have given classes at The New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and I have lectured for garden clubs and organizations in the tri-state area.

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