About Grow the Good Life

“Owens’s warm, enthusiastic, bossy-boots tone will make you want to swipe your credit card in soil. ”

The New York Times

“One of the best manifesto/memoirs so far this century on growing your own veggies. . . . Grow The Good Life is less a breath of fresh air than a blast of gale force gumption.”


“Every once in a while, it’s good for the human spirit to bump into someone whose passions are undeniable, even indefatigable. Owens... is that indefatigably passionate someone.”

Chicago Tribune

“Like most things in life, gardening is enriched by experience. Yours will be enriched by this book.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

Maria Rodale: “A Visit to My Kitchen with Michele Owens”

Huffington Post



Praise for Garden Rant

“Four outstandingly uppity women, excellent writers all,”

The Washington Post

“Where gardeners mouth off with the zeal of sports radio barkers,”

The New York Times

“A passionate and informed gardening blog,”

InStyle 2009 Best of the Web

“Garden Rant seems to be in a class by itself, powered by four strong-minded women,”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette