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New ‘Joe Gardener’ book coming in February

October 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

In February 2008, just in time for gardeners planning their spring plantings, Cool Springs Press will publish “The Green Garden Book: Hundreds of Tips for Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden” by Joe Lamp’l of Mount Airy, better known to thousands of newspaper readers and television viewers as “Joe Gardener.”

Lamp’l is a Master Gardener, Certified Landscape Professional, author, syndicated columnist, speaker/presenter, national television host and radio personality. Passionate about horticulture since childhood, Joe has gardened both personally and professionally for more than 30 years.

For three years he hosted “Fresh from the Garden” on the DIY Network. There he was responsible for maintaining a picture-perfect garden with the premise of taking vegetables from seed to harvest in a single episode. Fifty-two shows later, Lamp’s says, there were no other vegetables left to profile.

Now he co-hosts GardenSMART on PBS television. When he’s not trying to re-establish the lawn and landscaping on his home in Mount Airy, where he and his wife and children moved last year, Lamp’l is able to “dig” into spectacular gardens around the country for GardenSMART and to profile the dedicated gardeners who nurture them.

Lamp’l’s lifelong love of gardening led to the founding of The joe gardener Company®, an organization dedicated to bringing eco-friendly resources for better gardening to novices as well as seasoned veterans. Joe practiced and began promoting healthy living along with environmental stewardship long before “being green” was popular, so he said he jumped at the opportunity when Cool Springs Press asked him to write “The Green Garden Book.”

Lamp’l previously wrote “Over the Fence with Joe Gardener,” also published by Cool Springs Press.

Cool Springs Press is a leading regional publisher of gardening books and one of the largest gardening publishers in America. It currently is developing, an ambitious gardening Web site that the publisher promises will set new standards in content delivery. Providing a targeted user experience based on where gardeners live, will feature 50 micro-sites representing the 50 U.S. states. This region-specific content will be moderated by one of Cool Springs Press’s 125 authors, all trusted gardening experts who live and garden where their books are sold.

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