Green Festival Speakers

Barbara Pleasant


Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Barbara Pleasant is one of America's most trusted garden writers (Cheryl Long, editorinchief of Mother Earth News magazine). A fourtime winner of Garden Globe awards given by the Garden Writers Association, Barbara has written numerous books on a wide range of subjects from vegetables to weeds. Her 2008 book, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, turned composting upsidedown by moving it from the shadows to the heart of the garden. Barbara is a contributing editor for Mother Earth News. Her newest book Starter Vegetable Gardens, provides plans, guidance and techniques to guarantee a successful garden, starting in the very first season.