Mel Bartholomew

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Mel Bartholomew (December 14, 1931 – April 28, 2016) was an American gardener, inventor, businessman, television presenter and writer. He was born in Kingston, New York, but was raised in California.[1] He was known for creating Square foot gardening. His first book Square Foot Gardening was the largest selling gardening book in American history.[2] He had a show about his gardening skills called Square Foot Gardening for eight years.[2]

Bartholomew died in San Diego, California from liver cancer on April 28, 2016, aged 84.[3][4]

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  1. "Bucking Tradition, Gardener Plants High-Yield Squares". Marjorie Kaufman. March 31, 1996. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Creator, Author, and Founder of Square Foot Gardening". Mel Bartholomew.com. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  3. Roberts, Sam (2016-05-08). "Mel Bartholomew, an Engineer Who Popularized Square Foot Gardening, Dies at 84". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  4. Sam Roberts (May 4, 2016). "Mel Bartholomew, an Engineer Who Popularized Square Foot Gardening, Dies at 84". Retrieved May 20, 2016.

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