Renee Shepherd is widely regarded as a pioneering innovator in introducing international specialty vegetables and herbs for home gardeners and gourmet restaurants. After receiving her PhD from UC Santa Cruz and teaching in the Environmental Studies department there, she founded Shepherd’s Garden Seed which she ran until 1996. In 1997 she founded her current company, Renee’s Garden, offering her selected choices of seeds from around the world of exciting new and time-tested heirloom gourmet vegetables, culinary herbs and a wide range of fragrant and cutting flowers. Renee’s Garden seed packets are available directly from reneesgarden.com and are offered through independent garden centers in the US and Canada.
Renee has authored two cookbooks, Recipes from a Kitchen Garden and More Recipes From a Kitchen Garden and is putting the finishing touches on a third book combining both gardening advice and great recipes. She lectures widely, and has served on the board of the National Garden Association and is currently president of the Home Garden Seed Association.
“Renee’s Garden is my practical way to spread the joy of gardening as a meaningful, productive and satisfying activity that connects us to each other and the earth.” – Renee Shepherd
All About Seeds. Learn how to start seeds successfully with a hands-on demo by gardening expert, Renee Shepherd. Renee will show the steps involved in growing plants from seeds. She’ll also share her gourmet picks for kitchen gardening and suggest fragrant and cottage garden flowers to grow from seed. Includes an overview of where seeds come from, how they are produced and distributed and how new varieties are chosen and developed.