The CoHort Zone

February 16, 2017

Press Release: Garden-pedia Wins 2016 Educational Materials Outstanding Book Award

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Garden-PediaFor Immediate Release
Name: Maria Zampini
Company: UpShoot™ LLC
Address: 5010 South Ridge Rd Madison, OH 44057
Cell: 440.812.3249
Fax: 440.357.7676
Email: maria@upshoothort.com
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Garden-pedia: an A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms Wins 2016 Educational Materials Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Horticultural Science, Goes into Second Printing

Garden-pedia: An A-Z Guide to Gardening Terms, Maria Zampini and Pamela J. Bennett’s 2015 book of horticultural terms explained in a conversational tone was honored this spring with the Educational Materials Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Horticultural Science. Publisher St. Lynn’s Press has ordered a second printing of the book, which has become a favorite for botanical gardens, novice and master gardeners, and garden centers or landscapers needing a concise, quick, and easy to understand reference.

Garden-pedia Tops Gift Lists

Looking for fresh gift recommendations? Look to Garden-pedia. Now is the time for IGC’s to order Garden-pedia for holiday sales. With a retail price point under $20 per book, it’s attractively priced for standalone sales or gift packaging alongside tools and seeds.

Garden-pedia gift setIndividuals can purchase gift sets on Etsy through the UpShootHort shop that include an autographed and personalized copy of the book tucked into a burlap girdle pot from The Seed Keeper Company along with a package of seeds from Renee’s Garden Seeds or AAS Award Winning Seeds all tied up with a pretty grosgrain ribbon.

Giving Back

Part of the proceeds from sales of Garden-pedia support The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, so by giving the gift of Garden-pedia, readers are giving back.

Professionals Rave About Garden-pedia

A little over a year on the market, Garden-pedia is firmly established as the easy-to-read reference for serious horticultural hobbyists and new professionals alike.

Gardening, landscape, and design professionals weigh in:

“This cool, user-friendly garden dictionary will quickly become your go-to guide! Bravo to veteran plantswomen Maria and Pam for writing this fun, informative, concise book.” – Tracy DiSabato-Aust, best-selling author and garden communicator

“She (Maria) has finally solved the problem by writing, with horticulturist Pamela Bennett, ‘Garden-pedia: An A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms’ (St. Lynn’s Press), which codifies a lot of the terminology that new and veteran gardeners use.” – William Hageman, Chicago Tribune

“When there are more than a dozen ‘how-to-garden’ type books out there, it seems to me that gardening has become way too complicated for our friends and daughters. Gardening should be enjoyable, therapeutic and creative, not overwhelming. Garden-pedia does something for me that most other books do not; it takes the intimidation out of this calming, joyous hobby as well as simplifies the language of plant science and makes us a little smarter. All books should be as useful, fun and functional. I would not be without this book.” – Dr. Allan M. Armitage, author, App developer, speaker and coiner of “nativar” and “55-mile per hour plant.”

Another Horticultural Reference Guide?

Sure, there are many garden-type encyclopedias, but Garden-pedia is the only one geared toward horticultural enthusiasts, green industry employees, and botanical garden staff who haven’t earned horticultural certifications or degrees. Garden-pedia explains, in simple English, commonly-used gardening terms. It fills the need for a clear, concise book of useful terms in a friendly, conversational style including the what, when, why and how of gardening.

Over 300 of the most common terms are presented with entertaining sidebars, tips and color photos throughout.

Garden-pedia is available for wholesale purchase through St. Lynn’s Press. Consumers can purchase via www.stlynnspress.com, on Amazon, and fine booksellers as well as personalized and autographed copies on the UpShootHort shop on Etsy.

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About the Authors

Pam BennettAbout Pam Bennett
Pam Bennett is the State Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator for Ohio State University Extension.  She is also the Horticulture Educator and Director in Clark County. She has a BS in Landscape Horticulture and an MS in Human and Community Resource Development from Ohio State University. Pam specializes in a variety of consumer horticulture topics including woody and herbaceous ornamentals, and vegetable gardening. Contact Pam at 937.521.3868 or bennett.27@osu.edu.


Maria ZampiniAbout Maria Zampini
Maria is President of UpShoot, LLC, a boutique horticulture marketing firm focusing on new plant introductions and gardening related products.  Maria writes for green industry trade journals and consumer magazines such as Nursery Management, Garden Center and State-by-State gardening magazines. Her speaking topics include new plant introductions, sustainability, native plants, plant patents and trademarks.  Contact Maria at 440.812.3249 or maria@upshoothort.com.


St. Lynn's PressAbout St. Lynn’s Press
Lynn’s Press offers books that speak to living in harmony with the whole of life. Publications are printed on recycled papers with environmentally-friendly inks and technologies that support sustainability. For additional information, please contact St. Lynn’s Press by phone 412.381.9933, fax 412.381.9935 or visit the website, www.stlynnspress.com.


Jim and Maria Zampini

About Upshoot
UpShoot, LLC is a boutique horticulture marketing firm specializing in the sales, licensing and marketing of new plant introductions to North America, Canada, Europe and Australia. UpShoot also provides marketing services for gardening related products to both the trade and consumer audiences. For more information, contact Maria Zampini, President at 440-812-3249 or maria@upshoothort.com