Colleen Vanderlinden

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Wayne State University
Home Decor, Gardening, Landscaping,
  • Colleen is an avid gardener and DIYer, and has written about her experiences for some of the top sites and magazines in her field.
  • Colleen is the author of two books about gardening: "Edible Gardening for the Midwest" and "Vegetable Gardening for the Midwest."
  • Colleen and her husband bought a major fixer-upper on nearly 10 acres in northern Michigan, and she's put all of her experience into updating the once-dilapidated rental property into her family's dream home.


Colleen has been writing about home, garden, DIY, and family topics for nearly 15 years. Her work has been published by Mother Earth News, The Spruce, TreeHugger, Love to Know, Birds & Blooms, and Mother Nature Network. She has an obsession for all things DIY, design, and gardening, and is constantly learning about these topics and then putting them into practice in her own life.


Colleen has a B.A. in English from Wayne State University. This has allowed her to harness her obsessions and share them with the world in an encouraging, clear way.
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