Tag Archive | Master Gardener

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)┬áis a work of fiction, written for age 9 through young adult readers. The subject […]

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. ­čÖé S. Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA […]

A Fiction Author at Master Gardener Conference

Because my books have a gardening theme, I often attend garden & foodie events, as well as trade shows large and small. This is a no-brainer for non-fiction titles. My book series, Seed Savers, however, is fiction. It’s always a bit of a challenge to get passers-by to realize the books are fiction, despite my […]

A Master Gardener’s Review of Treasure (Seed Savers, 1)

Seed Savers: Treasure (Book 1) is a work of fiction, written for age 9 through young adult readers. The subject matter in the book is somewhat based on discussions of current world events suggestive of GMOs, interest in global food supplies, and the science that currently drives these topics. As Master Gardeners, we are non-political […]

Dedicated to Master Gardeners & to All Who Aspire To Prune With Confidence

The past few days have presented us with marvelous weather in these parts. I’ve finally gotten outdoors and pruned my three blueberry bushes, the pear tree, the┬áhydrangea, and trained the boysenberry bushes. The blueberries are of different varieties and seem a bit different in the way I should be pruning them. And even though I […]

A Long Row to Hoe

On Tuesday, I graduated. Again. It was a smaller affair this time, sans caps and gowns. The coveted prize was to trade in the paper name tag we clung to all year for the official orange Oregon state-shaped Marion County Master Gardener badge. And I made it! Yes, it was a long row to hoe–quite […]