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.
Every year, the American Horticultural Society (AHS) celebrates great gardening literature. This year, “The Melon” is 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.
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.