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.
Home composting expert Barbara Pleasant will share dozens of practical composting techniques for turning kitchen and garden waste into the best soil amendment for any type of garden. In addition to basic composting methods, learn innovative ways MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers have found to create healthier soil with homemade compost.
Other Kansas Workshops
Getting Started in Organic Vegetable Gardening
Managing Your Homegrown Food Supply
Organic Gardening for Newbies – Avoiding Beginner Mistakes
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.