Donna Hicks: “I have been writing for over 20 years on a wide variety of topics. I also enjoy gardening and humor. (True, my gardening some-times provides the humor.)”

Kerry Seymour: From Reno, NV: “A retired Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist and Master Gardener, I am a staunch promoter of the joys (despite the challenges) of gardening in the high desert.”

Jewel Langenderfer: Jewel, “an ardent old organic gardener,” lives with her two dogs, two cats, and nine chickens in the city limits of Eugene, OR.

Bill Hyde: From Henderson, CO: “I’m an old new farmer who is adjusting to the disparity between theory and practice in trying to grow food.”

Julie V. Foley: PA’s Julie very funny “Save My Parsley!” ran in GP #94, where she told us, “If I cut myself, I bleed chlorophyll!”

Kate Abbott: This is an excerpt from a memoir Sacramento, CA’s Kate is working on about her experience with postpartum depression. She has also written Disneylanders, a young adult novel.

Erica Myers-Russo: “I’ve gardened everywhere I’ve lived: OH, WV, TX, NY, CT, WA, and more. Surprisingly, the most challenging place is my current home in southern CA.”

Marianne Willburn: Master Gardener Marianne ( writes from Lovettsville, VA. Her lovely piece, “Full Circle,” ran in GP #100.

Elizabeth Wagner: Elizabeth is a Catholic sister, Benedictine hermit, and founding member of Transfiguration Hermit-age in ME. Her fine essay, “Suscipe,” appeared in GP#90.

Robert F. Hever: Bob lives down the road in Hendersonville, NC. A retired environmental engineer, Bob used to help on a MD Master Gardener hotline, where he often touted the blessings of ladybugs.

Buds Credits

“GO!” (p. 21) sent in by Linda R. Bell of Knoxville, TN.
“Put a Flower in It” (p. 49) sent in by Tammy Troglin of Lithia Springs, GA.
“The Fairest Thing” (p.47) sent in by Lisa Colburn of Orono, ME.

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