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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.
“The Melon” is large, lavishly illustrated as well as informative, well-written, concise, and clear-in fact, a first-rate reference book. Tucked between photographer Victor Schrager’ s gorgeous, seductive portraits of each melon are carefully researched variety descriptions and histories, advice on growing, primers on saving seeds and hand pollination, and a complete list of seed sources.
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.
Created over the course of nine years, The Melon is both an information-packed resource and a visual delight. This definitive compendium on melon and watermelon reflects recent research findings and Goldman’s growth as a gardener since the publication in 2002 of her award-winning book, Melons for the Passionate Grower.
“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)
“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)