The taste of melons at their peak, oozing honey, is incomparable, as is the air, sweet-smelling with muskmelon on an August night.” Thus begins the first chapter of Amy Goldman Fowler’s latest book, “The Melon”, an ode to the Cucurbitacae family.
“For Amy Goldman, “Melons are a life-long love and calling.” In fact, it’s been nearly 20 summers since Goldman published her last book on the subject: 2002’s Melons for the Passionate Grower. ” Atlas Obscura (July 2019)
“I have spent hours in Amy’s fields of melons, squashes, peppers and tomatoes oogling at the diversity and trials. You want to read books by people who collected and grew all of what they wrote about – and then know that they did the research as well. Brilliant.” Growing With Plants (January 2018)
“Amy is the voice of these rare and precious varieties, proclaiming their virtues and keeping their profiles aloft among gardeners, farmers, chefs, and food lovers across the country.” Garden Design (Autumn 2017)
“Amy (and her husband Cary Fowler) are dedicated seed preservationists, and they treat their property as both a living laboratory, as well as a museum or studio. Projects are everywhere as are works-in-progress.” Growing With Plants (October 2016)
“In some ways, it’s very simple, the chemistry is very simple. But there’s a lot of finesse points. Small things make big differences.” APR’s Marketplace (August 2016)
“Amy is not only a gifted grower, she is a consummate researcher and has dedicated much of her resources and life to various efforts around seed saving, and the preservation of antique or heirloom varieties, species and cultivars.” Growing With Plants (August 2016)