Flora’s Forum was created by Sandra Knauf, editor and publisher of Greenwoman Magazine. Her idea, inspired by Garden Rant, was to create a group blog that would celebrate gardening art and knowledge, and the 21st century quest for sustainability. It would be a place where talented artists, avid gardeners, and curious readers (often found all rolled up into one) could share, learn, laugh, inspire, and be inspired.
She will be joined by a talented group of regular contributors (see below) who will share their expertise and passion.
We also welcome guest posts–if you have a brilliant and/or fun idea, write us!
We want it to be one BIG garden party.
Before starting her own magazine, Sandra published a zine (also named Greenwoman), wrote for various publications including The Denver Post, GreenPrints, and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, worked at home while rearing kids and raising chickens (the chickens before it became fashionable), and learned about gardening. She is currently a regular contributor at GrowWrite! magazine, gardens at home and her neighborhood community garden, and dreams of publishing her YA novel.
Sandra’s e-mail address is email@example.com
Dan Murphy, who is the Slow Ride columnist for Greenwoman Magazine, is a seasoned zine writer (The Juniper, Elephant Mess) and proponent of the slow life. His long-time passions include bike riding, skateboarding, punk rock and gardening. His new interests include botany, ecology, wildflowers and lichens. Dan has a B. S. in Horticulture and a M. S. in Biology. He works as a horticulturist at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise.
Elisabeth writes the steamy-erudite-poetic Sex in the Garden column for Greenwoman Magazine. She lives in Denver, teaches writing online, and pines away for Half Moon Bay. She has published in The Denver Post, various journals, and has been a guest editor at She Writes. Her hands are imminently dirty. (She may or may not be related to the late Dr. Alfred Kinsey.)
Cheryl is a life long gardener and writer who managed to fold these passions into past careers in theatre, teaching and counseling. She owns the landscape business Green Way Gardening and shares her thoughts on her blog Gardenhood.
Pat Cook Gulya
Pat retired from a technology career and now gardens in the city, growing a variety of vegetables, flowers and trees. She bicycles to keep in shape for summer touring in the Colorado mountains, practices and teaches yoga, and writes essays and fiction. Her writing has appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette column “That’s Life,” and aired on KRCC’s “Western Skies.”
Rhonda is a journalism veteran, most recently writing about art, theater and nonprofits for the Colorado Springs Independent. Rhonda tries to do something creative every day, and she enjoys celebrating nature through her photographyand quilts. Visit her website here.