Rita Pelczar

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Rita Pelczar

Throughout her careers as extension agent, Peace Corps volunteer, teacher, public garden manager, writer and editor, Rita Pelczar has shared her enthusiasm for and commitment to environmentally responsible gardening. She received her B. S. and M. S. degrees in horticulture from the University of Maryland and has written articles that have appeared in The American Gardener, Horticulture, National Gardening, Fine Gardening, The Herb Companion, Mother Earth News, Carolina Gardener, and Organic Gardening. Her most recent book, Homegrown Harvest (Mitchell Beazley 2010) reflects her passion for kitchen gardening. Her extensive vegetable garden includes four large cold frames.