Chris McLaughlin has been gardening and studying plants for over thirty-five years. She’s the author of nine books.
Her latest book is The Good Garden: How to Nurture Pollinators, Soil, Native Wildlife, and Healthy Food—All in Your Own Backyard (Island Press, 2023). McLaughlin’s book promising to give you all the tricks and tips you need to grow the sustainable garden of your dreams. Chris is the associate editor for From Scratch Magazine and a staff contributor to Vegetable Gardener.com. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Urban Farm Magazine, Hobby Farm Home Magazine, The Herb Companion, The Heirloom Gardener, and Fine Gardening Magazine. Chris is the mother of four, grandmother of five, and lives on a small flower farm in Northern California’s Gold Country with her family and more animals than she will admit to. Between breaths, Chris attempts to keep up with her own website, Laughing Crow & Company. Chris’s other books include: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Composting, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Heirloom Vegetables, Hobby Farms: Small-Space Rabbit Keeping, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Small-Space Gardening, Vertical Vegetable Gardening, A Garden to Dye For, Growing Heirloom Flowers, and Raising Animals for Fiber.
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