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Barbara Pleasant

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Barbara Pleasant is "one of America's most trusted garden writers" (Cheryl Long, editor-in-chief of Mother Earth News magazine). She has both a B.S. and a Masters degree from University of Alabama, and has lived in Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia. Her awards include Honorary Alabama Master Gardener; First runner-up to the Herald Award, given by the American Nursery and Landscape Association; Two-time winner of the Quill and Trowel Award, given by the Garden Writers Association; 2002 winner of the Garden Globe Award in book writing, given by the Garden Writers Association; and 2005 Distinguished Alumni of the Year, New College, University of Alabama. Barbara has written numerous books on a wide range of subjects from vegetables to weeds. She is a contributing editor for Mother Earth News and The Herb Companion magazines, and she also covers the southeast region for Gardening How-To magazine. She lives in Floyd, Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Learn more about Barbara at her Web site at