Andrew Keys is an artist, writer, plantsman, and lifelong gardener, and author of Growing the Northeast Garden (Timber, 2015), and Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?: 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants (Timber, 2012).
Andrew Keys is an artist, writer, plantsman, and lifelong gardener. His first book, Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?: 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants, was published by Timber Press in 2012. His second, Growing the Northeast Garden, also published by Timber, in partnership with photographer Kerry Michaels, hit the market in 2015. In his everyday, he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at San Francisco Art Institute, where he was awarded the SFAI Fellowship. Prior to that, he managed digital content for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
Andrew has produced podcasts for both Fine Gardening and Horticulture magazines, and his features and other written work have appeared in This Old House magazine, Fine Gardening, Leaf Magazine, Coastal Home, and on Houzz.com. Though he lives outside Boston, Andrew grew up in Mississippi, close to New Orleans, in a family of cotton farmers, vegetable gardeners, garden clubbers and outdoorsman. He feels incredibly fortunate to have been raised with a reverence for the land passed down generations. Andrew is also trained as an organic land care professional through the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
Devonna Hall, Village Garden Club of La Jolla from La Jolla, CA - 06/02/2013 11:24:49
Andrew spoke at the Village Garden Club of La Jolla in May. He is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker. His slides were informative and interesting. He presented a different approach to plant selection, and club members learned useful concepts. He is charming and easy to work with. I highly recommend Andrew as a speaker.