Green Festival Speakers

Bill Thorness


Bill Thorness is a writer and gardener who has been doing both in Seattle since the mid-1980s. He is the author of Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden (Mountaineers Books, 2009), and writes about gardening for many regional publications, including The Seattle Times and the PCC Sound Consumer. He has had many roles at Seattle Tilth, serving as board president, publications editor and instructor. He also wrote the bestselling bicycling guidebook, Biking Puget Sound: 50 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans (Mountaineers Books, 2007). He is a member of the Garden Writers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.