Who was Ruth Stout?

Oh, you're a Ruth Stout devotee! What's Ruth Stout I said.

— Bill Mollison

Mulch Queen’ Ruth Stout claimed to have smashed saloons with Carry Nation in Prohibition-era Kansas and worked au natural in her roadside Connecticut garden, but her labor-saving, soil-improving, permanent garden mulching technique is what earned her lasting fame. Stout was born in 1884 and lived to be 96; by the 1950s, she was writing lively gardening books, including How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back and Gardening Without Work.

Mother Earth News

2 Responses

  1. Ardale says:

    Ordered her book from Amazon. Also joined an organic buying club out of Valdosta that delivers once a week to Waycross.

  2. Vardaman says:

    That’s great!

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