Garden

Say Goodbye to Jack-O-Lantern & Hello to Pumpkin Pie!

A few weeks ago I helped out at our local community center with pumpkin carving. As I was chatting with some of the kids one of them asked, “Can this be made into pie?” “Oh, yes,” I answered. “I always turn mine into pie.” Now granted, I suppose there are better and worse types of […]

Reveling in Fall Colors

  In an area known more for large evergreen trees, fall in these parts has been spectacular this year. I know there’s a reason for this based on the weather, etc., but rather than research that, I’m just going to say how much I’m enjoying it. The bright yellows and reds actually seem to lighten […]

Seed Savers-Treasure in the Classroom

Whenever I speak at events or even have a table in the vendor section, teachers always ask if there are teaching materials to go along with my Seed Savers books. The short answer is no, not yet. The best I’ve done so far is make a list of book themes, garden tie-ins, and other subject […]

Seed Savers-Treasure Awarded Gold

In September, Seed Savers-Treasure was awarded a gold Mom’s Choice Award. What is Mom’s Choice? Mom’s Choice Awards are not just book awards.  The Mom’s Choice Awards “evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators.” (From their website.)  I’ve seen it compared to the Good Housekeeping Seal. A Mom’s Choice Award is a […]

Lily Guerrilla Gardens

  Here is an excerpt from Seed Savers-Lily when she first sees Arturo’s back yard. Arturo called out ahead of us. “Abuelo!  Lily is here.” We walked straight through the house and out the back. An old man was rocking in a wicker chair under a hastily-made awning. He wore a straw hat and held […]

Hello Again

October is here and I’m not really sure what happened to September, but there it is. How to begin and get back into the swing of blogging after too long away? Septemeber threw a lot my way in terms of roadblocks and hurdles, but most of them are resolved for now so it’s time to move […]

Garden in the Sky-Book Excerpt

  Today I’m sharing another excerpt from Seed Savers-Treasure. This is the scene where Clare and Dante first see Gruff’s balcony. In the end, they eat flowers. Can you guess what flower it is? He led them out of the kitchen and back through the main room, then disappeared behind some curtains to a sliding […]