Susan Harris Bio

Writing and Editing

  • Founder and editor of Good Gardening, a 501(c)(3) pro-science campaign that launched in 2016.
  • Co-founder, co-editor and regular contributor to the award-winning team blog GardenRant.
  • Garden blogger for independent garden centers, including Behnkes and Homestead Gardens in Maryland.
  • Founder and photo editor of  DC Gardens, a nonprofit campaign to promote gardening and public gardens in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Contributor to national magazines, including Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening and Landscape Architecture.
  • Founder, editor and contributor to Greenbelt Online, the community website about the New Deal town of Greenbelt, Maryland.

Garden Coaching

  • From 2005 to 2013 Susan taught gardening to clients in their gardens – a service known as coaching.

Garden Organizing

  • Former president and newsletter editor for the Takoma Horticultural Club in Maryland.
  • Organizer of garden tours and other local teaching events and online resources for gardeners.

Education and Work History

  • Attended public schools in Richmond, Virginia and earned a B.A. in social sciences at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.
  • Before her mid-life career change to garden coaching and writing, Susan worked alternatively for nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. and as an assignment court reporter on Capitol Hill, in the courts, and for federal agencies.
  • Certified as a Master Gardener in the District of Columbia.

Contact Susan

Contact Susan via email.