GreenPrints is a one-of-a-kind brand that binds and unites gardeners about the ways of the world, including gardening, and how it all deeply affects us in the most personal ways. GreenPrints brings you joy, humor, inspiration, projects, artwork, and advice from our worldwide community of gardening writers, humorists, and illustrators. Our stories, artwork, and kits will touch your heart, lift your spirits, and provide you hours of entertainment about all things gardening. Our interactive projects will help you build your community, beautify your home, and be a more successful gardener and happier human being.
Founding Editor Pat Stone established GreenPrints in 1990 as a way to celebrate the joys, the feelings, and the experiences of gardening—the real heart and soul of gardening.
And now GreenPrints is a full multiplatform publishing enterprise that embraces the sense of community that all gardeners share—complete with digital and print products, including a quarterly magazine, premium digital collections, practical kits and projects, freebies, and daily content that inspires and motivates.
When you join GreenPrints, you get to enjoy the benefits and personal enrichment that GreenPrints delivers:
- 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.
Welcome to GreenPrints—please join us in celebrating the experiences of life that gardening delivers!
Founder & Executive Publisher
Don Nicholas serves as Executive Publisher for Food Gardening Network and GreenPrints. He is responsible for all creative, technical, and financial aspects of these multiplatform brands. As senior member of the editorial team, he provides structural guidance, sets standards, and coordinates activities with the technology and business teams. Don is an active gardener whose favorite crops include tomatoes, basil, blueberries, and corn. He and his wife Gail live and work in southern Massachusetts surrounded by forests, family farms, cranberry bogs, and nearby beaches. Don is also the Founder of Mequoda Systems, LLC, which operates and supports numerous online communities including I Like Crochet, I Like Knitting, and We Like Sewing.
EVP, Technology, Operations & Finance
Nancy Horan manages all aspects of technology, operations, and finance for Food Gardening Network and GreenPrints. With a strong focus on user experience, she translates each brand’s essence into a modern, multiplatform interface that includes web, email, video, and social. In this role, Nancy oversees all technology including back-office operations and infrastructure, and is responsible for the daily operations of the organization and its financial health. Nancy is also EVP, Technology, Operations & Finance for Mequoda where she ensures the enterprise goes above and beyond to serve its audience members, sponsors, and affiliates.
SVP, Editor & Publisher
Bill Dugan serves as Editor & Publisher for Food Gardening Network and GreenPrints. He is responsible for the development and evolution of all editorial and marketing frameworks. Bill first gained his gardening knowledge from his schoolteacher father—who spent his summers tending to a vast backyard food garden and teaching all eight of his children how to grow and harvest good food. Today, Bill tends a small balcony food garden from his apartment in Washington, D.C. Bill is also SVP at Mequoda, where he provides strategy and is chief copywriter for Mequoda’s clients and partners.
Pat is Founding Editor of GreenPrints, having established GreenPrints in 1990 as a unique gardening quarterly print magazine that is filled with entertaining, funny, and heartwarming stories about gardening and life. Pat’s vision continues to guide the editorial mission of GreenPrints, and he ensures that every published story is worth a read by subscribers.
Shannon Lewis is General Manager for Food Gardening Network and GreenPrints. She manages system development, content loading, and email broadcasting. She oversees the vast array of technology vendors required to support a modern, multiplatform publishing system. Shannon also manages long-range forecasting, budgeting, and financial reporting for both our wholly owned systems and select business partners.
Content Marketing Director
Eileen Shea brings her decades of multiplatform publishing experience to Food Gardening Network and GreenPrints as Content Marketing Director. She is responsible for all aspects of planning, execution, and analysis for both legacy and digital marketing programs including audience acquisition, retention, and satisfaction. Eileen also provides ongoing marketing and consulting support to our publishing partners.
Norann Oleson serves as Analytics Director, bringing a laser-like focus on business analysis and decision support. She also has deep domain knowledge around all aspects of gardening, which she uses to assist the team in making audience decisions that are data-driven and audience-centric. Norann also supervises all analytics support for our partners including publishers, sponsors, and affiliates.
Sponsorship & Operations Director
Christy Page serves as Sponsorship & Operations Director for Food Gardening Network and GreenPrints. She is the first point of contact for our business partners including sponsors, affiliates, and publishers. She also manages all partner communication and scheduling for all members of the Mequoda team.
Jennifer Strange serves as Finance Director for Food Gardening Network, GreenPrints, and Mequoda. She is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, fulfillment, and customer service. She and her team manage all transactions and recordkeeping associated with a modern, multiplatform publishing business.
Content & Systems Director
Victoria Arnold serves as Content & Systems Director for our gardening and partner multiplatform publishing systems, overseeing project management and system optimization. Victoria ensures that editorial content is properly loaded, formatted, scheduled, and deployed. Victoria also serves as Mequoda’s copy editor, ensuring proper spelling and grammar and adherence to our network style guide.
Senior Editor & Producer
Amanda MacArthur is Senior Editor & Producer for Food Gardening Network and GreenPrints. She is responsible for generating all daily content and managing distribution across web, email, and social. In her producer role, she plans, edits, and deploys all video content for guides, magazine issues, and daily tips. As a best-selling cookbook author, Amanda cooks using ingredients from her outdoor gardens in the summer and from her indoor hydroponic garden in the winter.
Kate Bruzzi serves as Managing Editor for our gardening systems and ensures that all print and digital editorial content is properly loaded, formatted, scheduled, and deployed. Kate also manages our artists and ensures that our gardening content adheres to all editorial and design guidelines.
Deb Kelly serves as Mequoda’s Business Manager responsible for day-to-day communication with our audience members about all aspects of their membership benefits, order fulfillment, and payments.