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Award-winning writer Barbara Pleasant has been honored by the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association. A contributing editor to Mother Earth News, Pleasant has been called “one of the most trusted garden writers working today” by Cheryl Long, editor-in-chief of that publication. She has written over a dozen books on topics ranging from compost to weeds. Her columns and articles also appear regularly in Herb Companion and Gardening How-To magazines. Pleasant lives in Virginia, where she grows vegetables and herbs as well as assorted berries and tree fruits. Her website is BarbaraPleasant.com.