• About This Site

    Colleen Vanderlinden is the co-author (with Alison Beck) of Edible Gardening for the Midwest (Lone Pine Publishing, 2009). She’s also the organic gardening writer for About.com and writes for Treehugger, Planet Green, and Organic Authority. She’s been published in Birds & Blooms and Mother Earth News. Her next book, Vegetable Gardening for the Midwest, is due to be published in 2012.

    Colleen has been cited as an expert in reusing and recycling in the garden in the book How to Do Just About Everything Right the First Time (FC&A Publishing, 2008) and has been interviewed about starting seeds indoors on the Ask Farmer Phoebe telecourse. Author Maureen “Mo” Gilmer listed In the Garden Online as one of her recommended regional garden blogs in her book “The Small Budget Gardener.” (Cool Springs Press, 2010.)

    About In the Garden Online

    I started In the Garden Online in 2004 to help gardeners in Michigan and its neighboring Great Lakes states garden easier, better, and in a more ecologically-friendly way. The garden is such a source of happiness for me, but I kept hearing “it’s so much work,” “I kill plants,” or “what should I plant?” from my family and friends. I decided to do what I could to encourage gardening in my region. And I’m very happy to welcome visitors from other regions as well!

    If you’d like to contact me with questions or comments, please feel free. Leave a comment on a post, or fill out this contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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    Review Policy:
    I accept books and products to review, but only if I think my readers would find them useful. I disclose all freebies, and the content of any review you see on this site is my opinion. I do not accept pay-per-post or guest posts. I will also be disclosing any conflicts of interest in writing a review, to ensure complete transparency. If you are a company looking for someone to review your product, you can expect an honest review, not a cheerleading session because you sent something to me for free.

    Advertising Policy:
    I accept relevant advertising on the blog. I maintain complete transparency in who my advertisers are, and will note any conflict of interest should I review something from that company. If you’re interested in advertising rates, drop me an email at colleen (at) inthegardenonline.com.