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Meleah Maynard

Travels from:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Other speakers from Minnesota

Speaking topics:

  • Bending the Rules: A Beginner's Guide to Navigating Gardening Advice
  • Building Good Soil Naturally
  • Common Mistakes Gardeners Make and How To Avoid Them
  • Decoding Gardening Advice
  • Googling for Gardeners
  • So You Want To Turn Your Weedy Lawn Into A Garden

Meleah Maynard

Meleah Maynard is a journalist, editor, speaker, and master gardener who has written about everything from how to cook a chicken on a beer can to how a Minneapolis art curator helped recover stolen antiquities in Iraq.

Maynard writes the "Everyday Gardener" column for Minneapolis' Southwest Journal and is a gardening columnist and feature story writer for Northern Gardener, the magazine of the Minnesota Horticultural Society. Her articles, essays and columns on various gardening topics have appeared in many national magazines and newspapers, including Garden, Deck & Landscape, Gardening How-To, History Channel and Midwest Home.

As a master gardener she most enjoys working with Habitat for Humanity families on their home landscapes, planting trees with kids, and helping people of all ages garden happily without fear of breaking ridiculous rules. At home, Meleah gardens with her husband, Mike, and dog, Lily. Because they live on a corner lot, passersby always stop to ask gardening questions that inspire her writing.

Books by Meleah Maynard

Decoding Gardening Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations

By Jeff Gillman and Meleah Maynard

224 pp., paperback


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