Meet the Staff
GreenPrints is as Mom-and-Pop as it gets . . . certainly in the publishing business. It’s basically a two-person operation. Becky Stone (left) takes care of the subscribers (with occasional help from a kind neighbor, Julie Wander) and Pat Stone (me, on the right) takes care of the rest. Since 1990, the magazine has been published out of our home office between a mountain and a creek in Fairview, North Carolina . . . even though it has thousands of loyal subscribers in every state and most continents!
Becky and I both love the warm human connection gardening brings and love sharing stories. Indeed, we both do professional storytelling on the side. Becky does a wide array of African-American and folks tales (she’s quite well-known locally), and I share garden stories in performance to garden groups all over.
Becky doing a children’s show at the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC (with a little help from a friend).
On the side, Becky loves to act as well as teach and direct high-school drama. I love to get out in the woods, hiking local mountains and–most especially–paddling my canoe down whitewater rivers.
Pat (tries) canoeing the Grand Canyon (once!).
Over the last two-and-a-half decades, we put most of our energy in raising our four children, who were great to have around (our old staff page describes them at a younger stage), but now are pretty much out of the nest. I, for one, am still not completely over that.
Oh, and our own garden? Um, uh, cough, let’s just say it’s not especially well-maintained. Oh, well, when the day comes that we settle down . . . !