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Barbara Pleasant: Speaking Schedule


Wouldn’t it be great to eat from your garden every day of the year? That’s the idea behind my newest book, Homegrown Pantry - winner of a Silver Award of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association. Over 50 food crops are covered from both gardening and kitchen angles. Thanks so much for supporting my work! 

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Please post reviews of my talks at Great Garden Speakers. Thanks!

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My garden, my work and community duties keep me busy at home, but I love getting out to talk with gardening groups! If I'm coming to your area but you are stranger to the host group, let me know. Gardeners are generous people who want to turn the whole world green, so an extra chair or two can always be found.

Coming Up 


February 10, New River Valley Master Gardeners, 3-5 pm, Blacksburg Public Library, Blacksburg, VA

February 23 - Elkhart County Garden Expo, Goshen, IN, presented by Michiana Master Gardeners

March 2 – Community Gardening Conference, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township, NJ

March 23 - Let's Get Growing Master Gardener Symposium, Leesburg, VA, presented by Loudon County Master gardeners.

March 28 - Herb Society of Southwestern Virginia, Roanoke, VA

April 2 - Roanoke Valley Master Gardeners, Roanoke, VA

April 14 - Floyd Wild Gardeners, Floyd Public Library, 2-4, Floyd, VA


Feb. 1 – Spring to Green with the Danville Master Gardeners, Danville, VA

March 5 - Forsyth County Master Gardeners, Winston-Salem, NC


This is the nicest interview with Theresa Loe at Living Homegrown. Give it a listen!

Classic Content from Mother Earth News


Crop At A Glance Collection – Three years of fine crop profiles, with variety charts and beautiful illustrations by Keith Ward.


Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors brings together workable ideas I learned the hard way, and from dozens of experienced gardeners.


When Eating Greens Is Not Good For You is my latest story on systemic pesticides in food crops. If you care, please read it and post your thoughts. If you don’t care, please wake up. You’ve been asleep long enough.



Please email me at barbara<at>barbarapleasant.com, or use the contact form below. Thank you!