Kristi McCabe: From Owensboro, KY: “I am an award-winning freelance writer, an avid gardener, and a stay-at-home mother of four very busy children.”

Suzanne L. Simpson: A very passionate gardener, Suzanne now gardens—in good health—in Brooklyn, MD.
Heidi Rupke: Heidi enjoys dispatching fresh vegetables (not chickens) in her kitchen. There, she believes she can hold her own with family legacies.

Cheryl L. Davison: From Florence, CO: “A health care worker, I have written for travel and trade magazines. I now enjoy restoring historic houses and gardens.”

Steve Aegerter: “I am Denver, CO’s Garden Guy, a landscape designer specializing in water-wise landscaping.

Joan Chissus: Joan lives, gardens organically, and keeps honeybees on an urban, postage-stamp-sized lot in the Puget Sound region, where she loves but does not expect perfection from her garden denizens.

W. Dean Marple: A long-time educator and gardener, Kansas’s Dean—a grandfather of seven—still enjoys seeing little grins from strawberry-smeared mouths.

Kika Dorsey: Colorado’s Big Issue! Boulder’s Kika has been published in numerous journals and books. She has two published poetry collections: Rust and Coming Up for Air.

Richard Powers: The author of 12 novels, Richard has won the National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Fellowship, and much more.

Emily Edwards: From Alliance, OH: “I have been gardening and nursing for 19 years. Both have taught me to enjoy the simple things in life.”

Harriet Michael: A Louisville, KY freelance author, Hariet has been married for 39 years and has four children and two grandchildren.

Mary Whitsell: An American expatriate currently living (alas, garden-less) in China, Mary has had stories in GP Nos. 91, 93, 95, 97, 100, 105, and 113!

Buds Credits

“The Hand That’s Dirty” (p. 15) sent in by Joseph Hershberger of Jasper, NY.
“Only Worthwhile” (p. 55) sent in by Patricia Smith of Costa Rica.

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