Tag Archive | school gardens

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, […]

Review of Seed Savers-Treasure

Ohh, my publisher just sent me this review of Treasure posted on NetGalley. I don’t often repost reviews because it seems kind of braggy, but it really made my heart sing. The reviewer mentioned a lot of things I always hope people will think and say. So pardon me for reposting, but sometimes we need […]

Update on All Things #SeedSavers

Today’s post is strictly informational and time sensitive. I’ve been busy with a lot of things and want to keep you up-to-date. First, I am currently giving away the short book, The Lunchroom, with a sign-up to my email newsletter. The Lunchroom consists of several chapter-length stories giving more background to characters in the Seed […]

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 […]

Celebrate #AgDay 2016

Today is National Ag Day. What is Ag Day? It’s a day to celebrate agriculture. To quote the AgDay website: “National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.” On the For Educators/Students page, there is a fine list of reasons why it’s important to celebrate agriculture, including these: […]

Load Those Kindles for Christmas

If you missed the sales on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, don’t worry. Readers everywhere are invited to check out the deals offered on Read Tuesday. What am I offering up for Read Tuesday? My book Heirloom is on Kindle Countdown. Normally $3.99, it will be only 99 cents through Thursday, December 11. Heirloom is […]

FREE FOR FIVE DAYS ONLY

  Free is a great price! What do you get in Cat in Mouse? First, you get four short stories–short as in just a few pages, not 20+ pages. The stories all feature characters from the Seed Savers series. You don’t need to have read the novels to understand the stories. In fact, this is […]

Tricks or Treats: Treasure on Sale

It’s no trick. Treasure, first book in the Seed Savers series, is currently on sale across all ebook platforms for only 99 cents! How do you know if this series is for you? Do you like books with adventure, but not gore? Do you like fiction books that are sprinkled with facts? … social commentary in […]

Wow–You’re One of Us!

“Wow, You’re One of Us!” It was an exclamation I heard from across the way at the iris booth. The venue was the National Heirloom Expo which took place recently in Santa Rosa, California and is billed as The World’s Pure Food Fair. And though I don’t know what exactly the reference was toward, the […]

June Haiku and Other Stuff

Roses shout at the passers-by; announcing that summer has arrived And now for the “other stuff.” First, in honor of summer’s imminent arrival here in the cool and cloudy Pacific Northwest: Yahoo!!!! Okay, enough of that. I need to get outside soon and lay some soaker hoses in the garden before everything grows too much.. […]