About GreenPrints

Welcome to GreenPrints, the premier resource for inspirational and entertaining stories about gardening. GreenPrints is all about the human side of gardening, and we bring you the joy, humor, wit, and wisdom of life through compelling gardening stories that will make you laugh … and sometimes cry. GreenPrints publishes a quarterly magazine—in print and online—and offers daily motivation with stories by email, plus a full library of content that is sure to delight any gardening reader. The whole idea behind GreenPrints is to share the feelings, the joys, and the experiences of gardening—really, the heart and soul of gardening. And that’s what makes GreenPrints so unique and special. We’re here to share stories, not to instruct or preach.

Here is a simple chart to explain the various levels of access to GreenPrints content:

Content Type Site Visitors Basic Members Print Members All-Access Members
GreenPrints Daily Limited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
GreenPrints Freebies None Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
GreenPrints Magazine Limited Limited Limited Unlimited
GreenPrints Collections Limited Limited Limited Unlimited

And here’s a detailed summary of all the types of content we offer you:

GreenPrints Daily: Get regular, FREE gardening stories to motivate and entertain you, published online and delivered daily to your email inbox.

GreenPrints Freebies: Get Freebies to instantly download that are samplers of gardening humor, joy of gardening, healing gardens, and gardening critters.

GreenPrints Magazine: Get our quarterly magazine, filled with entertaining and inspirational gardening stories—in print, online, or both as an All-Access Member—plus, a searchable digital library of back issues.

GreenPrints Collections: Get premium curated collections that are topical and cover animals in the garden, gardening history, gardening mishaps, gardening romance, mystical gardens, and more. Regularly updated with the newest content, too!

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GreenPrints letter logoFrom the desk of Bill Dugan, Editor & Publisher

When I first laid eyes on an issue of GreenPrints Magazine, I was in awe. After years of reading gardening media, I had never come across anything so heartfelt, so moving, so raw, and so real.

And when I started delving into all the content and connecting with the audience, I realized that GreenPrints is a special community, bonded together by a love of gardening and storytelling. And when you read our stories, you’ll benefit, too:

  • You’ll have fun. Reading GreenPrints stories takes you away from the daily drudgery—and gives you a great sense of fun and adventure!
  • You’ll smile and laugh. Whether it’s a cheery chuckle or a full-belly laugh, you’re certain to find funny content in GreenPrints stories.
  • You’ll be inspired. With heartfelt tales of people, places, animals, plants, and life in general, GreenPrints sparks you to hope and dream and to live life to the fullest.
  • You’ll feel better. Now more than ever, you need the salve for the soul that GreenPrints delivers as restorative mental therapy.

And the icing on the cake is all the delightful and entertaining artwork that comes with GreenPrints—all original drawings and artwork, especially commissioned for each story. Every time I look at one of the pieces of artwork, I realize it’s just pure, plain fun!

In creating and publishing GreenPrints, my colleagues and I bring decades of gardening and storytelling experience to the table. All of us are passionate about gardening—and we all love a good story.

Photo of Pat Stone

Founding Editor Pat Stone started GreenPrints more than 32 years ago, and his vision for a funny, entertaining, and inspirational publication lives on. Pat’s unique storytelling and keen eye for great content is remarkable, and we continue to get his help putting together every single issue.

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Managing Editor Kate Bruzzi is a skilled creative director and project manager, working closely with our artists to produce beautiful art for each issue. Kate brings a love of gardening and storytelling—plus a ton of experience as mom to her daughter Willow—to her role with GreenPrints.

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Daily Editor Amanda MacArthur manages a large food, herb, and edible flower garden at her home in western Massachusetts. As a best-selling cookbook author and mom to daughter Ruby, Amanda loves to spend her summers creating multi-sensory flower gardens that are both beautiful and delicious. She is deeply engaged with the gardening community and hand-picks her favorite GreenPrints stories to share with you every day.

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Finally, I have a lifetime interest in gardening, storytelling, and writing. My schoolteacher father tended a vast food and flower garden at home, teaching me and my seven siblings how to garden. And my mother was an award-winning essayist and writer of poems and stories. Gardening and storytelling have been a family affair my entire life!

If you want to join all the fun at GreenPrints, check out everything we have to offer, and I’m sure you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as I was when I read my first issue of the magazine.

Yours for fun with gardening stories,

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Bill Dugan
Editor & Publisher
GreenPrints

P.S. Thank you for reading my note and visiting GreenPrints–get FREE access right now to Gardening Humor—a sampler of funny gardening stories and my FREE gift to you for visiting our website right now!

Testimonials

“Thank you, GreenPrints family, for providing calm, joy, and wisdom in these crazy times.”

— Lee Ann Hawkins, Marion, IN

“I laugh so hard tears stream down my face!”

— Sierra Butler, Carmel, CA

“I kiss each issue when it arrives!”

— Ruby Wylie, Wichita, KS

“If I had to eat nothing but rice for three months, I would not go without my GreenPrints!”

— Jane Watson, Novi, MI

“GreenPrints is a balm to my soul. I carry it with me everywhere.”

— Olya Williams, Jacksonville, AL

“This is the most amount of joy one can give for this amount of money!”

— Sonja Razey, Sagle, ID

GreenPrints is the only magazine I subscribe to. We used to get at least 20!”

— Gisela Parmelee, Guildord, CT

“Fabulous! Best Little Book Ever.”

— Donna Bolte, Butler, PA

“I’m renewing for three years. I’m not sure I’ll be around in three years. But I want to make sure you are!”

— Susan Ward, Middleton, WI

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