Cathy Wilkinson Barash
Cathy Wilkinson Barash is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer who has authored 16 books, including Roses and Edible Flowers from Garden to Palate. She is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now GardenComm) and was honored as a Fellow in 2010. She gardened most of her life in Zone 6/7 acid soil of Long Island, New York before moving to Iowa 24 years ago. Gardening as a renter (who has lived in seven places in Des Moines), she is still adjusting to growing in Zone 5 alkaline soil.