Garden

My Favorite Time of Year on the Farm

Yesterday I went out to the farm where I grew up. I go most every Sunday to visit Mom and Dad. In the summer, I also go to visit the farm. Or more accurately, to graze. I started at the raspberries, but since I have so many of my own at home I just plucked […]

Master Gardener Review of Seed Savers-Treasure

Because I’m celebrating the reissue of Seed Savers–Treasure this week, today I’m reposting a review from 2016. The edition reviewed here did not have the new resource back matter, but the story is still the same. Seed Savers: Treasure (Book 1) is a work of fiction, written for age 9 through young adult readers. The subject […]

Seed Savers-Treasure Release Date: June 11

I’m so excited! The release date for Treasure is one week away . . . June 11. But, wait, isn’t Treasure the first book in the Seed Savers series? Yes, it is. All of the Seed Savers books are being polished up with new covers and new back matter and being relaunched with Flying Books […]

Order Your Banned Book Today

I woke up this morning reflecting on the PBS special last night,  The Great American Read. I was surprised at some of the books on the “banned books” list. Most notably, I was surprised about The Giver by Lois Lowry. I’ll admit, I did not read The Giver as a child; I was well into adulthood […]

A Story of Tomatoes

I live in town. My garden consists of a six-foot strip of soil along the fence that separates us from our neighbors. Which is to say that I cannot plant whatever my little heart desires. I have to make hard choices. For some reason I also delight in trying new varieties of tomatoes. Now it […]

Seed Savers Treasure Cover Reveal

Here it is, as promised, the new cover for rerelease of Seed Savers Treasure: I think it’s gorgeous and conveys both the adventure and the garden theme. If you’re new to the Seed Savers series, here’s the scoop on book 1, Treasure: Two kids, two bikes, and an idea they can change their world. It’s […]

#SpringThings:What to Expect at a Seed Exchange

If you’re thinking about planting a garden this year you have a couple of alternatives. One, you can buy most of your plants as starts (this adds up quickly in terms of $), two, you can go hog wild with a seed catalog (don’t forget the postage and handling!), three, wait until your local store […]