About the Author

Peter Fossel has been an organic grower for 30 years. He’s a decorated Marine combat veteran (Vietnam), a peace activist, and a retired newspaper/magazine editor. A revised, second edition of his latest book, Organic Farming, Everything You Need to Know was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, in 2014. He’s written two other books and numerous articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Yankee magazine, Americana, Newsweek, American Heritage, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. Peter now writes and grows organically in Little Compton, RI., with his partner Jana Porter. You can reach him by email.


9 Responses to About the Author

  1. Granny Kate says:

    Good work. Love the pieces….especially the “Speaking Out.”

  2. Aunt Honey says:

    Peter – So glad you decided to blog. When I commented about it over at the OG Forums, I promised I’d visit you here every morning over coffee – and I intend to keep that promise. Keep up the good work, friend.

  3. Theresa says:

    I think you’ve done a wonderful with your site, Peter. Love the picture you chose for the header.

    I know you will do well and the site will get better and better. Wishing you every success.


  4. Gail Griffith says:


    Lovely! I am making your blog a favorite! Is that tat soy in the header? Mine is up, but not there yet!



  5. WOW! Love your site, very well done! The last few years I have not really had an herb garden but this year the plan is to revive it. You have alot of very helpful info.
    Thanks for sharing! Marla

    p.s. I hopped over from Chickens In The Road

  6. Doremus says:

    A very imformative site Peter. Thanks for sharing. I will be on the Cape vacationing July 28- 31 st and would love the opportunity to see your garden in Dennisport. Either way I look forward to reading more at your site.
    Doremus Florence MA

  7. Kathy says:

    I am looking for your ideal chicken coop article which was published in Country Journal a long time ago. Using my public library’s online database I can get a citation but not the full text.

  8. Glad to have found you again from OG days

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