Becky Fox Matthews
Becky Fox Matthews resides in suburban Nashville where she gardens on two acres, growing a variety of plants with an emphasis on daffodils (including miniatures, species and historics).  A Master Gardener, she was the recipient of the 2008 Education award from the Davidson County Master Gadeners.

An exhibitor of prize-winning daffodils, Becky is a past president of the Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society, and is currently
president of the American Daffodil Society.  Additionally, she was a judge at the 2008 Royal Horticultural Society's Daffodil Show in London (United Kingdom). 

As a writer, Becky is a frequent contributor to The Daffodil Journal, the quarterly publication of the ADS.   Her nature photography has been published in The Tennesseean, Enjoy! and other publications.

An informal science educator for 20 years, Becky has explored a diverse set of interests:  flowers and plants, space science, music and sound, color and light and technology.  She has taught botany and led flower dissection labs to groups varying from second graders to senior citizens.  Following her training on The Climate Project presentation with former U. S. vice president/environmentalist Al Gore in 2007, she has presented "Climate Project Investigation:  The Case of the Warming Planet" to numerous audiences, planned and implemented a Green Science public event and is creating a hands-on Alternative Energy Lab to offer students in the fall of 2008.  She has also worked extensively with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Becky gives presentations at state and national science conferences on the subjects of robotics, space science and grossology (the gross aspects of the human body).  In recent years, her main focus has been working with design teams for interactive exhibits, including BodyQuest, Bugs Backyard and Space Chase.

Matthews' Contributions to Southern Edition

Photographs:  Daffodil cultivars ('Actaea', 'Beryl', 'Distant Drums', 'Empress', 'Flower Carpet', 'Golden Quince', 'Grand Primo Citroniere', 'Hawera', 'Lemon Drops', 'Mitimoto', 'Seagull', 'Shrike' and 'Tete-a-Tete') for Sara Van Beck article,  Daffodils for the Deep South, Published June 8, 2008

Author:  Greg Freeman.  Last updated on May 13, 2012.

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