Shepherd chooses the seed varieties, writes the product descriptions and growing information for the seed packets, and manages the company’s marketing activities. She also directs and enjoys the large trial gardens in California and Vermont. She has authored two cookbooks, Recipes from a Kitchen Garden and More Recipes From a Kitchen Garden, and is putting the finishing touches on a third book combining both gardening advice and great recipes.
Shepherd lectures widely at national and regional garden shows and is a featured speaker at numerous gardening conferences. She has many community interests and serves on the Planning Commission for Santa Cruz County, California. She has served on the board of the National Garden Association and is currently president of the Home Garden Seed Association.
“Renee’s Garden is my practical way of spreading the joy of gardening as a meaningful, productive and satisfying activity that connects us to each other and the earth.”