Colleen Vanderlinden

Writer

Colleen Vanderlinden, writer for Treehugger

Expertise

Gardening

Education

Wayne State University

Introduction

Colleen Vanderlinden is a freelance writer and author based in Detroit, Michigan. She writes about organic gardening and is the author of “Edible Gardening for the Midwest” and “Vegetable Gardening for the Midwest.”

Highlights

  • Author of “Edible Gardening for the Midwest” and “Vegetable Gardening for the Midwest”
  • Launched the Mouse & Trowel Awards for organic gardening blogging in 2007

Experience

When Colleen Vaderlinden isn’t gardening, she's teaching others how to do so. She's gardened in everything from a single window box to a small borrowed plot, and currently rests her garden clogs on 1/4 of an acre in the suburbs of Detroit. She wrote about organic gardening and vegetable-growing for Treehugger from 2011-2012 and The Spruce from 2008 to 2014. Her garden advice has also appeared in Mother Earth News, Northern Gardener, The Detroit News and Birds & Blooms.

Publications

Education

Colleen received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Wayne State University.

Treehugger and Dotdash

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