About

My first book, Turpentine: A Novel, was published by Grove/Atlantic. My second book, Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a Year, will come out with Seal Press this spring.

Visit me on the web at www.springwarren.com.

16 Responses to About

  1. Kami McBride says:

    Hello Spring! I just did a book reading at the Avid Reader and see you have one coming up.
    My book is The Herbal Kitchen and I live here in Davis, we should do an event together!
    Kami McBride

  2. Carol Wood says:

    Hi Spring,

    We would like to turn our yard into a garden and would like to enlist the help of your son for a design if he is still designing gardens. I am going out today to see if I can find a copy of your book “Quarter-Acre Farm”or I will order it online. My mother and I are quite interested and can’t wait to get started. Please e-mail me or I can also send you my number. We saw the big write up in the Sacramento Bee.

    Thank you so much for your help,

    Carol Wood

    • Spring says:

      Hi Carol,
      Yes, Jesse does still design gardens! You can reach him at jlpruet@live.com – Let me know if this doesn’t work and we’ll go from there. (I always forget to take before pictures, then really, really wish I did… If you manage, I’d love to see both before and after!)

  3. Kami McBride says:

    Hello Spring!
    I have been contacted with a request of you and I doing an event together.
    What is a good way to reach you, so maybe we can talk about it! Give me a call or email me if you have a moment!
    Best,
    Kami
    kami@livingawareness.com
    707-446-1290

  4. Kate Frazier says:

    Spring-
    Just read your book cover to cover. I really enjoyed it and am glad to see some pictures of your garden and critters here. I just moved to a neighboring small town in your area from Alaska and am enjoying all the fruit trees and amazing plants sprouting from our yard, the orchards and farms. I’m looking forward to setting up my own garden and your book has inspired me to jump right in – I keep thinking I need to wait and see, learn about this crazy clay/dirt, the heat, scary bugs etc… Thank you for sharing your story. Since I don’t write, I’d like to recommend a writer from AK, Heather Lende. She also has a great writing style and her topics of life, death, gardening, pets, family, outdoors might be interesting to you as well. Thank you again.

    • Spring says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Kate – and good luck with the garden, let me know how it goes! I’ll be sure to look up Heather Lende, always on the lookout for great writing :)

  5. Cynthia says:

    I began producing food for myself about six years ago with a few tomatoes and herbs. I was the first and it seems almost the only person that I know that does. My yard does not have the scale of yours, but this year I planted 103 plants. Tomatoes, green beans, onions, bell pepper, corn, hot peppers, eggplant and corn. I love the taste of a tomato right off the vine… grocery stores can never compare.

    Anyway, I recently found your website and wanted to let you know that I am enjoying the information. Thank you for sharing a part of your quarter acre farm.

  6. Anon says:

    Hi, you seem like a nice person. I notice you are in California. Just a heads-up, I read this blog from another Cali resident. FYI.

    http://pirate.is/alangreenspan/2011/06/30/global-geiger-meter-alert/

  7. Camille says:

    Loved the book, and have recommended it to several friends (though they are admittedly not as garden-gung-ho as I am). I wanted to suggest something for your site. As I read the book, I wanted to take notes on the specific growing methods you used for individual plants’ needs. However, I know I’d lose those notes long before planting time comes again. I am wishing for a place to easily look up your tried-and-true stuff online. For example, you could provide a link on “Tomatoes” that sends readers to a short list of advice on growing tomatoes (tomato supports, nematode war, starve-and-save, mulching, etc.). Then do a similar link for pumpkins, beans, cabbage etc. and give it all a header of “Crops” or something.
    This is a selfish request, admittedly, but perhaps you agree it is a good one?

  8. Emmon says:

    Hi! I just saw your amazing “turn old jeans into an apron” video — which led me here! So happy to find your site and hear about the Quarter Acre Farm! Congratulations!

  9. Bernadette Egan says:

    Hi Spring, I just finished your book,”The Quarter-
    Acre Farm”. What a terrific book! I couldn’t put it down and it now is covered in highlighter.I learned more from your book then all my other resourses.It was a pleasure to read as well.I’ve spent many years planning and trying for a good garden but get overwelmed and frustrated. I think I was trying too hard. As we all know “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.You have reinforced all I have studied and I am newly inspired to continue. Thank You and Best Wishes. Bernie

  10. Spring says:

    I’d be happy to guest blog, Chuck. Let me know what you’re thinking of and I’ll send you some words.
    Thanks for asking!
    Best,
    spring

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