Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Virginia Smith

Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, worked as a reporter at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Ohio – with six short months at the end of the Bulletin tossed in – before returning to Philadelphia in 1985 to join the Inquirer. Her favorite beats here have included Center City, roving around Pennsylvania (and getting paid for it!) and alternative medicine. She’s also been City Editor and Pennsylvania Editor. Ginny has been happily writing – and learning - about gardening fulltime since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.”

 
Read Virginia A.'s blog Blog Kiss the Earth
Latest post: The wreaths are alive - 05/09/2014
  Email Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com
07/17/2014
Mark Eberle and Dan Caprioli are friends and fellow biologists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They're also major gardeners. Eberle and his wife, Heather Jones, a scientist with a pharmaceutical company, have a half-acre in Ambler; Caprioli and his wife Griselle, a microbiologist, have the same in Harleysville.
07/11/2014
William H. Frederick Jr., known as Bill, is 88 now, a little stooped and hard of hearing, a far hike down the road from his 1948 Swarthmore College graduation.
 
Farm science in your backyard: Weeds, the tap-rooter in lawn
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