Amy shares her recommendations for her favorite books that celebrate the joy of growing and harvesting your own bounty.

Watch Amy in “Garden Party”

Enjoy watching “Garden Party”, a virtual discussion where Amy shares her process on preparing her garden for planting and growing vegetables.


The Garden Club of America announced the recipients of the 2021 national medals, the highest honors bestowed upon individuals or institutions by the GCA for distinguished achievements in areas related to its purpose. The Florens DeBevoise Medal is awarded for horticultural achievement in the fields of hybridizing, collecting or nurturing, and will be awarded to Amy Goldman Fowler, PhD for her work in the heirloom seed and local food movements.

Amy brings to life hundreds of varieties of melons and watermelons in her new book, “The Melon”, reviewed in Seed Savers Exchange’s quarterly membership publication, Heritage Farm Companion:

A sequel to Amy’s Melons for the Passionate Grower, published in 2002, The Melon delves deeper into the crop, including information on its history, taxonomy, growing methods, and seed-saving practices. Most of the book is dedicated to profiles of individual melon and watermelon varieties with accompanying photographic portraits that arouse the eye and tantalize the palate.