Nadia Hassani

Nadia Hassani
Nadia Hassani.

Nadia Hassani is a master gardener with over two decades of experience, and has been gardening on a rural hilltop in Pennsylvania since 2001. Her credo is that no matter how small the space, gardening is one of the most satisfying and gratifying things you can do. 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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  • 20+ years overall gardening experience
  • She writes two blogs, Green Card Gardener, and Spoonfuls of Germany, where growing the produce needed for German cooking such as gooseberries, red and black currants and rutabagas is a recurring topic
  • Seasoned content strategist who developed the taxonomy for the plant encyclopedia of the Better Homes & Gardens website


A Master Gardener 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. Being a Master Gardener means keeping up to date on research, new plants, gardening techniques and problems.

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


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.


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

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