Garden & Gun Senior Editor CJ Lotz attended the Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes Conference in Old Salem in 2017. That weekend visit made her want to write about the wealth of public gardens available to visitors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Garden & Gun usually covers private gardens, but Lotz wanted to highlight public gardens as a creative way to cover travel in the South for garden lovers. During the pandemic, it worked out well to bring her mom Janice for some outdoor time together.
A native of the UK, seed saver, permaculturist, and writer Chris Smith is obsessed with okra. He is the executive director of the Utopian Seed Project, a crop-trailing non-profit working to support diversity in food and farming. Living in Asheville, North Carolina, Chris has gathered and grown more than 150 named varieties of this superfood and stored them at a local climate-controlled seed storage facility.
Cornelia Oberlander, pioneering landscape architect and visionary, dies at 99 years. Although her long career was centered in Canada, Oberlander was an inspirational environmentalist for the … Read More
Southern Garden History Society’s longtime friend Suzanne Turner is working on a team of professionals on the Nathaniel Russell House Kitchen Project of the Historic Charleston Foundation. … Read More