Kathleen Groll Connolly

Garden and Environmental Writing

Click on the links for articles:

"Truths about Urban Trees--Convenient and Inconvenient," Connecticut Woodlands, Summer 2008

"Five Lessons My Kitchen Garden Taught Me," Connecticut Woodlands, Winter, 2008.

"Conversational Skills for the Organic Gardener," The Natural Farmer, Winter, 2007

“Rain Barrels: More Than a Drop In The Bucket,” Connecticut Gardener, August, 2004

"Something Dark and Crumbly In Your Future,” Pictorial Gazette, May 2002

"Much Too Much Mulch," Pictorial Gazette, April, 2002


Other articles:

Connecticut Gardener:

“Take a Worm to Lunch Today,” Connecticut Gardener, October, 2004

The Day, New London, CT:

2003: “What Is Organic Gardening All About, Anyway?”

2002: “Questing For The Early Tomato”

2001: “Feeding Your Garden’s Soil Helps Feed the Plants”

2001: “Special Spaces Can Nurture Plants”

2000: “Wormin’ Your Way to Better Gardens”

The Laurel, Connecticut Master Gardener Association, Winter/Spring Edition 2003 “Organic Gardening: A Self-Test”

Pictorial Gazette, Old Saybrook, CT:

April 2002: “Add a Little Drought Sense To Your Common Sense”

March 2001: “Fertilizers Can Contribute to Pollution”

General Interest Articles:

1974 – 1987 Numerous general interest publications in local newspapers and boating magazines.

Content for your Web site:

Kathy has extensive experience writing for print and the web. She can help you create custom web content on a wide variety of landscape-related topics. Kathy has several certificates in web management and knows how to create content that is optimized for search engines and interesting for your site visitors.  See sample articles written during 2011 for Penn Fencing, Inc., a major fence contractor and Internet fence supplier in Western Pennsylvania:

"Decks, Porches, and Home

"Selling Your Home? Railing Replacements to the Rescue"

"The Language of Fences"

"Trellis, Arbor, Pergola, Gazebo"

"When Trellis Meets Vine"

"The Strength Factor in Choosing Vines for Your Trellis or Fence"

Education, etc . . .


2010: MALD, Sustainable Land Use Planning and Design, Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, MA

2011: Chair, Shoreline Bike/Ped Advocacy Discussion Group

2008-2011: Chair, Old Saybrook Bikeways Committee for Board of Selectmen

2003 - Advanced Master Gardener, University of Connecticut Extension System

2002: Organic Land Care Certificate, Northeast Organic Farming Association

2001-3: Certified Organic Farm, NOFA-CT

Old Saybrook Tree Committee, 2000 - present

Old Saybrook Land Trust, 1997 - present

Volunteer Garden Coordinator, Goodwin Elementary School, 1997 - 99

Active in the Bike-Walk Connecticut, Ecological Landscaping Association, Northeast Organic Farming Association, Connecticut Forest and Park Association, and Old Saybrook Land Trust.