Contact: Rose Getch
National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476, ext. 129
South Burlington, VT (September 28, 2007) - The National Gardening Association (NGA) is pleased to present Edible Landscaping with Charlie Nardozzi, NGA's new monthly e-newsletter for those who wish to create gardens integrating an abundance of edible flowers, fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Edible Landscaping with Charlie Nardozzi will show how landscaping can provide food for family, neighbors, and community, as well as how it can help with energy conservation, reduce rainwater runoff and pollution. Edible landscaping creates wildlife habitats for birds, butterflies, pollinating insects and other wild creatures.
"Charlie's enthusiasm for edible landscaping is infectious," says Mike Metallo, president of NGA. "This man eats the dandelions that grow in his yard. You couldn't find anyone else as dedicated to growing edibles."
The personality of the newsletter is Charlie Nardozzi, senior horticulturist and spokesperson for NGA as well as a garden author and all-around garden communicator. In the September issue, Nardozzi helps gardeners plan their landscape and design a vegetable garden, shares advice about growing edible trees and flowers, and shows how the edible of the month, apples, work great in a recipe for German apple pancakes. Future issues will cover topics such as:
To view the current issue of Edible Landscaping with Charlie Nardozzi and to sign up for future issues, visit here.
About Charlie Nardozzi
Charlie Nardozzi has been bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, and the printed word for 20 years. He delights in making gardening information simple, fun, and accessible to everyone. He's the former host of Garden Smart on PBS-TV; has been a guest expert on shows on HGTV, DIY, and the Discovery Channel; and currently hosts the In the Garden radio show in Vermont. Charlie is a former editor of National Gardening magazine. He has written for national magazines such as Organic Gardening, authored Vegetable Gardening For Dummies in 1999, and has contributed to many other Gardening for Dummies titles.
About the National Gardening Association
Founded in 1973, the National Gardening Association is a national nonprofit leader in plant-based education, respected for its award-winning Web sites and newsletters, grants and curricula for youth gardens, and research for the lawn and garden industry. NGA's mission is to advance the personal, community, and educational benefits of gardening by supporting gardeners and teachers with information and resources. To learn more, please visit www.garden.org.