From Tree to Table: Growing Backyard Fruit Trees in the Pacific Maritime Climate

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Skipstone Press
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6.93 X 0.53 X 8.47 inches | 0.82 pounds
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About the Author
MARY OLIVELLA has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past couple of decades. One of the first things she did when moving to her new home was to plant a cutting from a precious Black Mission fig tree that had grown at her old house. This cutting is now a fourteen-foot centerpiece in the front yard. When able to leave the garden and go indoors, Mary has been one of the founding members of, an online grassroots movement advocating for a more family-friendly America through legislation and social change. Previously, Mary was the director of health promotion at UC Berkeley's health services, where she conducted research and published articles on emergent public health issues. Writing as Mary O'Donnell, she was the lead author for Lesbian Health Matters, a groundbreaking title published by the Santa Cruz Women's Health Collective, and is the author of several peer-reviewed articles in public health journals.
BARBARA EDWARDS is a potter and gardener who planted her first West Coast fruit tree 34 years ago when her first child was born. She taught public school for 20 years and initiated a garden and nutrition project in the school, growing organic fruits and vegetables with kids, incorporating this food into the school lunch program, and writing a monthly educational newsletter about the project for the community. Barbara was an early member of the Center for Ecoliteracy promoting gardens and sustainability projects in schools. She helped author a child's guide to the plants and animals of Berkeley and now blogs about ceramics and gardening, teaches ceramics to adults (with an emphasis on garden art), and currently has 19 fruit trees on her very small urban lot. Her dog, Gerti, tries her best to keep the squirrels away from the apples.