Barbara Baker: From Saratoga Springs, NY: “On my 70th birthday, I escaped from NYC and moved to upstate New York, where I have had the satisfaction of turning a piece of land into a garden.”
Lindsey Stell: Alas, I can find no information on this author, whose story I bought 13 years ago! My apologies!
Pamela J. Tinnin: Pamela and her husband have a commercial organic garden in Northern CA. Her “Food, Fire, and Community” appeared last issue.
Jeanne Knape: A Davenport, IA artist and writer, Jeanne grows annuals, perennials, vegetables, and “an exotic group of weeds.”
Lisa Romeo: NJ’s Lisa teaches writing, edits book manuscripts, and has been quite widely published.
Jim Dronenburg: MD’s Jim, accountant and Irish harpist, is a member of four garden clubs. His “Lining-Out Space” ran in GP No. 107.
Katie Bingham-Smith: A freelance writer and gardener, Katie lives in the backwoods of ME with three kids and two dogs. Her tender “Hydrangeas for Frank” ran in the Winter Issue.
Cathie Desjardins: “I am a lifelong teacher, learner, gardener, writer, reading specialist—and currently Poet Laureate of Arlington, MA.”
Iris E. May: Ulster, PA’s Iris sent in this story 18 years ago when I was working on Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul. It didn’t get in that book, but I’ve always loved it.
Susan Levines: “I am a native Floridian and single mother of two lovely young girls who refuse to pull weeds.”
Gregg Jones: From Union, MO: “My wife and I strive for balance between our full-time careers, maintaining our home, and learning to be new parents. But the baby easily wins.”
Millie Baker Ragosta: From Bellefonte, PA: “I helped my 11 bright kids with college expenses writing historical romances for Doubleday.”
“Vegetable to Greatness” (p. 49) sent in by Donna Raymond of West Boyleston, MA. “A Garden is a Friend” (p. 65) sent in by M. Catherine Carroll of Palo Alto, CA.
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