Tag Archive | gardening

Seed Savers-Treasure in the Classroom

(updated September 2019) 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, […]

Introducing Lily of Seed Savers

  As many of you know, my Seed Savers books are being republished with Flying Books House. The first in the five book series, Treasure, was released June 11. Book two, Lily was released August 30. Lily is a character who is left behind halfway through book one and this is her story. It takes place at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Announcing Seed Savers:Treasure Cover Reveal

Many of you have probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging much recently. I’ve       been        busy.  🙂 Here is my great news: Seed Savers is being rereleased by a new, small publisher called Flying Books House. The books are getting great new covers and interior work as well. I’m very […]

#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 […]

Photo Post, International Master Gardener Conference

In my last post about the International Master Gardener Conference, I promised to post more photos of the bikes from the various counties. Here they are!   The next IMGC will be in 2019, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Start making plans now. 🙂 S. Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA […]