The Melon

Melons are the vegetable garden’s crown jewels – and Amy Goldman’s lifelong love and calling. Her new book, The Melon, will entice and educate, whether you are a passionate gardener, a locavore, or simply delight in the inherent beauty and evanescence of the fruits of the vine.

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From The Melon

Curried Chicken Salad with Melon and Toasted Almonds

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Foreword from The Melon

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Yogurt with Melon, Fresh Cherries, and Toasted Buckwheat

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Prescott Fond Blanc Cantaloupe 2


Inspired by nature and the harvest of heirloom treasures from her Hudson Valley garden, Amy Goldman created a line of stunning limited-edition bronze sculptures.



The American Horticultural Society (AHS) honors “The Melon” with the 2020 National Book Award.

Every year, the American Horticultural Society (AHS) celebrates great gardening literature. This year, “The Melon” was selected for The National Book Award. Amy Goldman’s personal commitment to growing and preserving heirloom  melons,  along  with  her  clear  expertise, pushed this book into the winner’s  circle. 

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About the author


Amy Goldman is a gardener, author, artist, philanthropist, and well-known advocate for seed saving, plant breeding, and heirloom fruits and vegetables. Her mission is to celebrate and catalogue the magnificent diversity of standard, open-pollinated varieties, and to promote their conservation.

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