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In Praise of the Scarlet Runner Bean

I wanted to write an ode to the Scarlet Runner Bean, but instead I’ll settle for an essay. For now, at least. The first time I heard someone talk about a Scarlet Runner Bean they did it with a beatific smile on their face. It was said almost reverently: Scarlet Runner Bean. Ah, yes. I […]

The Post Heirloom Expo Post

Whew! Time to catch up. Already a week has passed since I arrived in Santa Rosa for my third Heirloom Expo. They switched up a lot of things, and I personally had a bad location for my booth, but all in all it was a great time. I attended these presentations: “MONOCULTURE-Past and Current Issues, […]

Top 15 Reasons to Attend Heirloom Expo

Okay, so this was supposed to be a “TOP 10” list, but there were just so many good reasons…:) Top 15 Reasons to Attend the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California Kid friendly Giant Pumpkins Educational workshops Tables of beautiful veggies Meet old friends Make new friends Pigs Healthy food Cool products from awesome […]

Treasure on #instaFreebie Through Labor Day

I’ve been busy enjoying the summer months and neglecting my blog. Deep sigh. But on the other hand, I have posted lots and lots of photos to Instagram! I hope to make amends soon and maybe catch y’all up on what I’ve been doing, but for now I wanted to let everyone know that Treasure […]

Authors, Talk About Your Book on Speak Up Talk Radio

Recently I had the opportunity to talk about my book series, Seed Savers, with Pat Rullo of Speak Up Talk Radio. I don’t completely understand the radio network thing, but they have an entire section on guest interviews, and most of the recent interviewees have been authors. The interview was easy to set up and cost […]

Who Owns the Seeds?

Whenever a story like the one above hits the news I always hear from fans of my books. They see the parallels of a Bayer-Monsanto merger with the Seed Savers future in which Nipungyo, and ultimately GRIM, take over the food system. In the NPR story, the Monsanto chair is quoted as saying,”We believe in […]

June, Front Porches, and Missing Martians

Originally posted on Sandra Smith, author :
“Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher.”–Ray Bradbury  (Dandelion Wine) I picked up a copy of Dandelion Wine the day I heard Ray Bradbury died.  How fitting he should leave us on a day early in June. I love Fahrenheit 451, and read it every ten or…