Mary-Kate Mackey is a lively and engaging speaker, writer, and teacher. She has presented talks at major garden shows around the U.S. She’s received numerous writing awards from Garden Communicators International. Her latest book is The Healthy Garden—Simple Steps for a Greener World, co-authored with Sunset Western Garden Book editor Kathleen Norris Brenzel. Her byline has appeared in many national publications, such as Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and This Old House. She’s a contributor to the Sunset Western Garden Book and Sunset’s Gardening in the Northwest. In 2021 she won a Gold Medal for writing for the Hartley-Botanic blog, Rooting for You. Mary-Kate is also the author of Write Better Right Now.
Five Easy Elements for a Healthy Garden
A healthy garden is one where plants grow well without massive infusions of chemicals or major continual upkeep. Garden author Mary-Kate Mackey focuses on five steps you can take to boost your garden’s resilience and vigor, while supporting a wide diversity of wildlife. The bonus? Save money on harmful chemicals, do Less work and have more time for enjoyment of your outdoor space—whether you’re caring for a collection of containers or acres of beds and borders.