Patricia Lanza

Born in Crossville, Tennessee, Patricia Lanza learned to garden at her grandmother's side. Years later, the seeds sown in her childhood blossomed as she created her first "lasagna" garden. Pat built that first garden out of necessity-- she needed a source of fresh herbs for her country inn, and she needed a way to garden without the laborious digging and tilling of traditional gardening methods.

In Lasagna Gardening, Pat describes that first layered garden and the more than 30 that followed it. Through her story she shares the lessons she's learned in her nearly 50 years of gardening experience. Pat now hosts a weekly call-in radio show on gardening and is the proprietor of The Potager, a home and garden center and café in Wurtsboro, New York.