September 8, 2018 – Seminar “Herbs-What to do with them?”

11:00-12:00  Martha’s Bloomers-Arbor Room, Speaker: Judy Barrett

Judy Barrett was the founding editor and publisher of HOMEGROWN: Good Sense Organic Gardening, which was published for 20 years as a magazine and online.  She was previously the editor of The New Garden Journal and one of the hosts of the public television series, The New Garden.

Judy Barrett, Author

Judy is the author of several gardening books including Tomatillos:  A Gardener’s Dream A Cook’s Delight and How To Become An Organic Gardener in 7 Easy Steps.   Her book: What Can I Do With My Herbs? was published by Texas A&M Press in the spring of 2009. What Makes Heirloom Plants So Great? was published by Texas A&M Press in October, 2010. Recipes From and For The Garden came out in the spring of 2012. YES! You Can Grow Roses came out in September 2013.  Easy Edibles: How to grow and enjoy fresh food, came out in the fall of 2015.  Her latest book, When Good Gardens Go Bad, was published in Spring of 2018.

She is a columnist for the Austin American-Statesman and an occasional columnist on gardening for Edible Austin, ACRES U.S.A and the Harris Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Judy speaks to groups about gardening across the South and Southwest regions, including garden clubs, events and nurseries, herb societies, Master Gardeners and Expert Gardener training.

She holds BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Texas at Austin and has edited books on a variety of topics, including gardening, business, medicine and others.

In addition to all that fun, Judy is married, has 2 daughters, 2 stepdaughters, 10 grandchildren – all fabulously intelligent, beautiful, clever and kind.  She lives in Taylor, Texas.