Sedona AZ (October 24, 2011) – The Sedona Heritage Museum will host a book-signing for author Julie McDonald on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Museum. McDonald will be signing her two latest books.
Specifically geared to those living at higher elevations in the arid southwest is McDonald’s book “Farm Your Front Yard” in which she shares a wealth of experience and how-to’s for successfully growing flowers and vegetables using organic principles, all while maintaining a sense of humor in the face of Mother Nature’s challenges.
“It is time to bring the vegetables into the front yard, expanding our gardens to supply our tables with healthy, delicious vegetables,” says author McDonald, “plus squash plants can be beautiful in the front yard.”
Her second book just off the presses is “Unbreakable Dolls” a collection of stories about pioneer women of northern Arizona and their stories, triumphs and tragedies. The women profiled represent a number of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They were not the rich and famous but immigrants and hard-working everyday, although extraordinary, women. They were homesteaders, businesswomen, ranchers, a Harvey girl, miner’s wife, homemakers, and native American women. Women from Oak Creek Canyon were also selected to be included in McDonald’s elite group.
Julie is a native of Flagstaff, Arizona. She learned gardening from her grandmother and is a history buff who enjoys research. Both books retail for $10 and are available at the Museum for this event. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 928-282-7038.