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Barbara Pleasant

                                                                    Garden Writer

September 2014

What a season! I'm just coming out of the food preservation fog, when one canning, drying or freezing project flows into another, and the days fly by. The freezer and the pantry are filling up, with the cool fall season still to go.  We will be eating the best food in the world through winter, the food you grow and preserve yourself. 

Explore My Gardens
After hosting a web site for almost ten years, I have learned that a web home is rather like a garden -- you can only keep up so much or it goes weedy. Expect a few weeds as you explore these pages, organized loosely by subject at blog central. Most pages cover a single niche type topic, and include links to related articles I have written at Mother Earth News or Click around to learn more about my books, blogs, and lectures. By the time you move on, I hope you feel inspired to garden a little more, and have a great time doing it.
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Thank you, Garden Writers!


Recently I received word that both my long-running Gardening Know How column in Mother Earth News and my GrowVeg Blog won Silver Awards of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association. I must be doing something right, among them working with the great creative teams. I am especially grateful to Cheryl Long, editor-in-chief at Mother Earth News, whose gardening passions run as deep as mine, and to Jeremy Dore at GrowVeg, who never runs out of great new ideas.

Barbara Pleasant
Blue Ridge mountainsei


Floyd, VA, USA

Near Roanoke on the

Blue Ridge Parkway

cat with hollyhocks
Magnus, who bears a family name from my Swedish ancestors

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