Wow, I am so completely confounded by my experience at the Garden Writer's Association Symposium that I can't even write a post about it yet. And, in some ways, I wrote a whole post via micro blog on twitter (search #gwa on twitter search and you will see all of the greatness). If you go back and read it, I suggest starting at the end and moving backwards.
In any case...my brain has just been all a twitter (pun intended) with ideas since then. I am truly inspired by what I have learned. And, while I have always intended to write a book about edible gardening, I met someone who told me that I HAD to write it. That it was time for it to be written for my generation.
Now, normally encouragement of any kind is welcome...but this was from a pioneer in the field of edible landscaping. In fact, she wrote the first edible landscaping book called, The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping in 1982. Her name Rosalind Creasy, and she has written so many incredible books that it is impossible for me to name them all. Here are a few: Edible Salad Garden, Edible French Garden, Edible Heirloom Garden, Twelve Distinct Theme Gardens. Her newest, which I bought and she promptly signed, is Rosalind Creasy Recipes from the Garden. For a listing of all of her books, go here. She is a delight and a wealth of information.
Now, if Rosalind (or Ros) believes in my ability to produce such a book, then what does that mean for me? Do I brave the possiblity of failure, of rejection, of horrible overuse of adjectives and write my book? Sigh...deep question...
I will keep you posted on my decision to write or not to write...and I will keep introducing you to my new heros, the amazing, strong women of the gardening world.