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Bill Thorness

Author, Cool Season Gardener and Edible Heirlooms

Bill Thorness is a writer, editor and gardener who’s been working and gardening in Seattle since the mid-1980s. He is the author of two gardening books from Skipstone: Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead, and Grow Vegetables Year Round (2013) and Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden (2009). Bill is a columnist for Edible Seattle and writes for many regional publications, including The Seattle Times and PCC Sound Consumer. He has also written two bicycling guidebooks: Biking Puget Sound, now in its 2nd edition, and Cycling the Pacific Coast, which was just released from Mountaineers Books. Bill is a Master Gardener in King County, and active in many regional garden organizations. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Northwest Independent Editors Guild and Pacific Northwest Writers Association. He is a frequent speaker on edibles at regional nurseries, garden clubs and garden shows.


Eat Your Year: Month-by-Month Actions for Continuous Edibles

Mining his garden journal entries, Bill delves into month-by-month cultivating of the vegetable garden and helps to answer burning questions: What do you plant in January? How do you successfully sprout seeds outdoors? When do you cover apples or fertilize berries? How do you start winter crops during spring and summer? And how do you enliven the doldrums of late fall with new plantings? It’s an engaging look at the vegetable gardening year.

Sunday, Feb 11 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow