Badass Bitches and the Gardens That Love Them

Oh yeah, even the gardening world has Rockstars. All that’s missing in this picture is a guitar and a hand trowel. Without further ado, using one of my favorite adjectives of all time, I give you Michael Nolan, The Garden Rockstar –

A guest post by author Michael Nolan

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DISCLAIMER: This post is intended to be humorous. If you have none, please don’t read on.

Sometimes you just have to appreciate a good badass.

Most people wouldn’t imagine it could be possible but there are some seriously badass bitches in gardening these days and I feel that they deserve some recognition for all of their bad assness. Here are some of my favorite Badass Bitches and the Gardens That Love Them:

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Ivette Soler

I’m not going to lie, I love a garden diva who thinks about how well her gardening plants will couple with liquor. Ivette is a goddess among badasses and she does amazing things when she puts her badass fingers in the dirt. Her new book “The Edible Front Yard” (Timber Press) helps you transform a bland, water-hungry lawn into a beautiful, edible foodscape. It doesn’t get much more badass than that.

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Shawna Coronado

Like me, Shawna is a self-made garden badass. She didn’t study for years to become a master of her gardening domain. She looked around, saw a problem and figured out what she could do on a regular basis that would help to create a solution. Then she wrote the book “Gardening Nude” to expose the naked truth about it all. That’s why Shawna Coronado is one badass bitch!

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Chris McLaughlin

You knew I wasn’t going to let this opportunity pass me by, right? I couldn’t miss out on talking about Chris on her own blog! She is the ultimate badass and she doesn’t even know it. She is the author of the book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Composting” and how could you not love a woman who can talk shit? She also wrote the book on heirloom veggies, another topic that is near and dear to my rockstar heart.

It takes a lot to be a badass bitch in the garden, but if you don’t mind stirring the compost once in a while it can happen for you too.

Michael Nolan, The Garden Rockstar is an author, blogger and speaker on gardening, sustainability, food ethics and homesteading. He is currently in the process of writing a new guest post on a different site for each day in May. To follow his progress, visit MyEarthGarden.com.