An interview with Margaret Roach of A Way to Garden

July Design Evening

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Our July Design Evening was fun and informative, with Margaret Roach as the evening's featured guest. We heard Margaret speak about her gardening lifestyle and about how to have a garden wherever you live. Click above for photos from her home garden and below for a video about her life and the 6 seasons (yes, 6) in your garden's year. Click here for upcoming Design Evening details...

Guest: Margaret Roach
Company: A Way To Garden
Hometown: Copake Falls, NY

About: "On the last day of 2007, Margaret Roach walked away from New York City and her job as EVP/Editorial Director of Martha Stewart, a career many would describe as highly successful. But she craved completely different rewards: solitude, a return to the personal creativity of writing, and a closer connection to nature and her first passion, the garden she had been making on weekends for 20 years. She moved to a rural New York State town of 300, began AWayToGarden.com, called “the best garden blog” by Anne Raver of The New York Times.

Margaret is the former garden editor of Newsday newspaper, and her 30-plus-year career also included an editing stint at The New York Times. Today, she lectures about what she calls “horticultural how-to and woo-woo,” consults, and stares out the window a lot, as it’s still hard to believe she’s upstate–and not back in her old city life."

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