Penny is a dedicated organic gardener with a degree in botany and zoology. She is horticultural editor for Organic Gardener Magazine and has her own websites on edible and useful plants at pennywoodward.com.au, and on garlic at australiangarlic.net.au. Penny is also on the board of the AGIA and is the head judge in the Fresh Garlic category at the Australian Food Awards.
She will be speaking at the Garlic Institute on two separate topics – garlic and tomatoes.
Her garlic talk will focus on the varieties of garlic and their distinctive features, and Penny will provide her specialist advice on successful garlic growing for the home gardener.
In 2018, Penny co-authored a specialist book on tomatoes – Tomato: Know, Sow, Grow, Feast. She will speak on heirloom tomatoes at The Garlic Institute in her second presentation.
Penny’s acclaimed books will be on sale at her stall in the Garlic and Greens Precinct.