A three-time winner of Garden Globe awards given by the Garden Writers Association, Barbara sees her job as helping people connect with the green world. She currently keeps a big, intensive food garden in Virginia that is terraced into a west-facing slope. In addition to vegetables and herbs, she grows an expanding collection of berries, tree fruits and flowers. A gourmet garden cook, she also cans, freezes, makes pickles and keeps the dehydrator humming in late summer.
For new gardeners, the first three seasons are especially challenging because there is so much to learn. Which mistakes are you most likely to make, and how can you avoid them? MOTHER EARTH NEWS Contributing Editor Barbara Pleasant will explore the top 10 sources of aggravation for organic gardening newbies, and she'll share proven strategies for success.
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Getting Started in Organic Vegetable Gardening
Managing Your Homegrown Food Supply
Compost Your Way to Better Soil
One of MOTHER EARTH NEWS' most experienced garden editors, Barbara Pleasant (BarbaraPleasant.com) has studied and practiced organic vegetable gardening for 30 years. Her popular Garden Know-How column in MOTHER EARTH NEWS recently won a Silver Award of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association. Pleasant lives in Floyd, Va., where she grows vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers, and keeps a small flock of laying hens.
Visit www.barbarapleasant.com for more information.
Order her books, Starter Vegetable Gardens, The Gardener's Bug Book and The Complete Compost Gardening Guide.