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Barbara Emerson has held leadership positions at several publishing companies and is Past President of the Direct Gardening Association. Most recently at Horticulture, she was responsible for sales and marketing of the magazine to the advertising community and as a result has had contact with a significant number of companies, large and small, in the lawn and garden field . . . learning from them all the time.

She is an enthusiastic home gardener who has been gardening since she was a little girl and has recently earned the title of Principal Master Gardener. In her early years she raised house plants, helped her mother weed their garden, and subjected poor innocent begonias to the effects of different fertilizer applications in the name of school science projects. Today she cares for a fenced vegetable garden as well as tons of veggies in containers, a shade garden, a sunny border and a swath of grass she mows with her garden tractor. She shares the maintenance and enjoyment of her landscape with hens who provide eggs everyday in thanks!