The Vermont Gardener's Companion tells how to get the most out of Vermont's short gardening season and details how readers can use organic methods to improve soil, deal with diseases and pests, and get better results with their plants in a state where "winter temperatures plunge far below zero and rocks left by the glaciers pop out of the ground each spring like bread from hyperactive toasters." With good humor and a natural teacher's gift for explanations, Henry Homeyer makes gardening fun and readily accessible to all.
Henry Homeyer is a landscape designer and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Master Gardener with more than fifty years of experience in organic gardening. He is a freelance writer whose weekly gardening column is carried by several New England newspapers. He served as an associate editor of People, Places and Plants magazine for 10 years and is the author of 4 gardening books, including Notes from the Garden (University Press of New England), selected as one of the best gardening books of 2002 by the Christian Science Monitor. Henry is a regular gardening commentator on Vermont Public and has a short weekly interview during Morning Edition on New Hampshire Public Radio. He regularly speaks to garden clubs, libraries and Master Gardener groups.