Colleen Vanderlinden is the co-author of the book Edible Gardening for the Midwest, (Lone Pine Publishing, 2009) as well as the Organic Gardening expert for About.com. She writes about gardening for Planet Green, and is a regular contributor to Mother Earth News magazine. She is obsessed with growing her own food, making compost, and teaching others to do the same.
As the the founder of In the Garden Online, she chronicles life in the garden on her 1/4 acre lot on the outskirts of Detroit. Her work has received mentions in several garden books, including The Small Space Gardener (Cool Springs Press, 2010) and I Garden: Urban Style (F&W; Publications, 2011).