Lorene Edwards Forkner is the author of several gardening books, including Hortus Miscellaneous, Growing Your Own Vegetables, and Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest. Her writing has appeared in several national and regional publications including Organic Gardening, MaryJane's Farm, Northwest Garden News, and Edible Seattle. Supported by a degree in fine art and years of experience owning and operating Fremont Gardens, a specialty retail nursery in Seattle, Washington, Lorene is a popular speaker, eager to weigh in on horticultural mysteries, offer direction for design conundrums, and teach DIY gardeners.
"Straightforward, clear and packed with information." --Pacific
"This is the book that I would give to a neighbor or friend looking to get started at vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest." --Garden Therapy
"The perfect guide to pick up right now to get started on our gardens! Forkner...has done a superb job of gathering pertinent information for this fantastic growing area and the types of vegetables we can plant here." --NW Book Lovers
"A growing guide that truly understands the unique eccentricities of the Northwest growing calendar." --City Farmer News
"A great new addition to the all-season gardener's book shelf--a modern, concise and accessible guide that assumes we will be actively planning, working and harvesting in our gardens more or less all year round." --The Eugene Weekly
"So simple and clear to understand." --Adventures in Dressmaking