Nan K. Chase
Nan K. Chase has been gardening for thirty years in western North Carolina, and now specializes in perennial ornamentals and in native Appalachian trees, shrubs and wildflowers, as well as fruit and vegetable crops. Her latest book, “Eat Your Yard! Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs and Flowers for Your Landscape,” was published in 2010 by Gibbs Smith. Freelance journalism credits include The New York Times, Washington Post, Southern Living and Smithsonian Magazine. She is founding president of the Asheville E-Z Gardeners club and serves on the board of governors of the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, in Boone, North Carolina, and the Buncombe County Historic Resources Commission, in Asheville, North Carolina.