Nadia Hassani

Nadia Hassani

Nadia Hassani is a Master Gardener volunteer with over 20 years of experience, and has been gardening on a rural hilltop in Pennsylvania since 2001. She views gardening writing as a way of sharing her expertise to empower people to become better gardeners, and be happier and healthier.

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  • Master Gardener
  • 20+ years overall gardening volunteer experience
  • Author of two blogs, Green Card Gardener, and Spoonfuls of Germany, where she discusses how to grow the produce needed for German cooking such as gooseberries, red and black currants, and rutabagas
  • Seasoned content strategist who developed the taxonomy for the plant encyclopedia of the Better Homes & Gardens website
  • Contributes master gardening content to The Spruce


A Master Gardener volunteer since 2006, Nadia is regular contributor to Penn State Master Gardener publications. She gives gardening talks about topics such as growing specialty produce for ethnic cuisines, and participates in other forms of community outreach. She is the author of two gardening and growing blogs, and she created the taxonomy for the plant encyclopedia of The Better Homes & Gardens website. 

In 2003, she translated a book about the Canadian landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander.


Nadia earned her Master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Bonn, Germany. 

Awards and Publications

Spoonfuls of Germany, 2004

The Local selected her blog as one of “Ten of Germany’s Best English Blogs” in 2014.

Nadia is one of 75 cooks and chefs featured in The Immigrant Cookbook (Interlink Publishing, 2017). 

Her work has appeared in local and national publications such as Saveur and Fig Bethlehem.

Expertise: Master Gardening
Education: University of Bonn
Location: Pennsylvania

About The Spruce

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