Patsy Bell Hobson is a certified Master Gardener emeritus putting her BA degree in Mass Media to work as a freelance writer.
A lifetime gardener, who inherited her love of gardening from her mother and grandmother, Patsy Bell Hobson is determined to continue gardening despite multiple sclerosis and arthritis. As a Master Gardener, she has given numerous presentations on herbs, container gardening, forcing bulbs for indoors, and butterfly gardens.
Her professional memberships include the Missouri Writers Guild, National Garden Writers Association, Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc., and the Kansas City Press Club.
Her freelance writing credits include: AAA Midwest Traveler, Grit, Herb Companion, Kansas City Homes and Gardens, Kansas City Star, Green Prints, Southern Living, Missouri Life and Kansas City Gardener, AAA Southern Traveler.
Her gardens have inspired her many recipes published in Southern Living Magazine, Woman’s Day and Herb Companion, Southern Living Annual Recipes Cookbook, and The Best Of Country Cooking Cookbook.
She launched the Junior Master Gardener program in the Kansas City area, hosted many garden programs and tours, and is a recipient of numerous gardening awards.