Judy Barrett is the founding editor and publisher of HOMEGROWN: Good Sense Organic Gardening (now available via email). She was previously the editor of The New Garden Journal and one of the hosts of the public television series, The New Garden. A long-time organic gardener, Judy writes for various regional and national gardening publications.
She is also 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. She is an occasional columnist on gardening for Edible Austin, Acres U.S.A., Harris Old Farmer’s Almanac and other publications.
Judy speaks to groups about gardening across the South and Southwest regions, including garden clubs, events, nurseries, herb societies, Master Gardener and Expert Gardener training. If you are interested in Judy’s schedule, check the link at the top of the page. If you’d like her to come speak to your group, email her at HomegrownTexas@Yahoo.com.
Her books: What Can I Do With My Herbs? was published by Texas A&M Press in the spring of 2009. What’s So Great About Heirloom Plants? was published by Texas A&M Press in October, 2010. Recipes From and For the Garden (TAMU Press) appeared in 2012. Myths and Truths About Growing Roses was published by Homegrown Press in 2012.
She holds BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Texas at Austin and has edited books on a variety of subjects, including gardening, business, medicine and other topics.