Jeanne Nolan, Founder
Jeanne Nolan has been growing food organically for over 20 years. She is the founder of The Organic Gardener Ltd. and a well-known educator, author, and consultant. Jeanne has helped hundreds of families develop gardens that are beautiful, productive, and uniquely suited to their homes and lifestyles. She also works extensively with schools, restaurants, not-for-profit organizations, and other institutions.
In 2005, Jeanne began her partnership with Green City Market, under whose auspices she designed, installed, and maintains the Edible Gardens, a 5,000-square-foot vegetable garden for children at the Lincoln Park Zoo. She has been featured in Food & Wine, Woman's Day, Shape, The Chicago Tribune, Parade, and other national publications. Jeanne frequently lectures on the key steps to success in organic vegetable gardening, inspiring both novice and experienced gardeners. Her book, From The Ground Up: A Food Grower's Education in Life, Love and the Movement That's Changing the Nation, is an inspiring story for everyone who's ever dreamed of growing the food they eat. First addition is forthcoming from Random House on July 16th, 2013.