Lynn McAlpine

Headshot of editor Lynn McAlpine
Title: Quality Team Editor

Lynn McAlpine is a lifelong gardener and long-time editor of gardening and home articles. Her work encompasses both print publications and online sites.


Lynn has hands-on experience with annuals and perennial beds, vegetable gardens, herbs, houseplants, and woodland management. She lives on five acres of wooded land and claims to own 1,000 trees, although she concedes she’s never actually counted them.

She can talk composting all day long but has yet to manage a successful asparagus harvest. Her favorite vegetables to grow are sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes (also a favorite of the local deer).


Lynn has a B.A. in Journalism, Magazine Production from the University of Memphis and is a member of ACES, the American Copy Editors Society.

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