Amy Goldman Fowler

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Amy Goldman Fowler
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Goldman at the 2010 Heirloom Tomato Festival
Born 1954 (age 59–60)
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Cary Fowler (m. 2012)
Parents Sol Goldman (1917–1987)
Lillian Schuman Goldman (1922–2002)

Amy Goldman Fowler (born 1954) is a gardener, author, artist, philanthropist, and advocate for seed saving, and heirloom fruits and vegetables. She is one of the foremost heirloom plant conservationists in the United States. Goldman is described as "perhaps the world's premier vegetable gardener" by Gregory Long, President of The New York Botanical Garden. On April 28, 2012, Goldman married Cary Fowler at the terrace on top of the Arsenal in Central Park.[1]

Accomplishments[edit]

Goldman is the author of three books, each illustrated by award-winning photographer Victor Schrager. All three books have won American Horticultural Society Book of the Year awards.[2] Goldman's first book, Melons for the Passionate Grower (Artisan, 2002), was nominated for several other awards, including the Garden Writers Association of America 2003 Garden Globe Award of Achievement, various Bookbinder's Awards for design and production, a James Beard Foundation Award (Reference Books category) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals award for Best Design.

Goldman's second book, The Compleat Squash: A Passionate Grower's Guide To Pumpkins, Squashes and Gourds (Artisan, 2004), was chosen as a 2005 American Horticultural Society Book Award winner. This book also won a bronze award of achievement from The Garden Writers Association of America.

Goldman's third book, The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table – Recipes, Portraits and History of the World's Most Beautiful Fruit, was published by Bloomsbury in 2008. It was selected as a recipient of the American Horticultural Society's 2009 Book Award.

Goldman's writing appears in such publications as Martha Stewart Living,[3] The New York Times,[4] Organic Connections,[5] and Organic Gardening.[6]

She has been profiled by The New York Times,[7] The Washington Post,[8] The New York Sun[9] and several other publications including Organic Style[10] and Horticulture magazine.[11] In addition, Goldman has appeared on Martha Stewart Living TV[12] and PBS' The Victory Garden.[13]

Goldman earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Ph. D.) at Oklahoma State University in 1984. She also holds a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University's Teachers College (1978) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Barnard College (1976).

Affiliations[edit]

Goldman Fowler serves as a trustee of both the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust and the Amy P. Goldman Foundation. Goldman once served as Executive Director of the Sol Goldman Charitable Trust of New York City.

She is one of the four adult children of Sol Goldman (d. 1987), once New York City's wealthiest private landlord with an estimated net worth of $1 billion in 1984,[14] and Lillian Goldman (d. 2002).

In September 2014, Amy Goldman Fowler was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Jewish History. The Center for Jewish History is one of the foremost Jewish research and cultural institutions in the world, having served over 1 million people in more than 100 countries.[15][16]

Goldman served on the Board of Directors of Seed Savers Exchange for more than ten years, half of that time as Board Chair. She now serves as a special advisor to the Seed Savers Exchange board of directors.[17] Goldman is a Vice Chair of the Board of Managers of the New York Botanical Garden, and was previously a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Restoration Project.

Amy Goldman is a Supporting Level Member of Social Venture Network based in California.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartocollis, Anemona (May 11, 2012). "Amy Goldman and Cary Fowler". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS http://www.ahs.org/uploads/pdfs/AHS_Book_Award_Winners.pdf
  3. ^ Origin of the Species; Martha Stewart Living, September 2007. http://www.rareforms.com/article_by_amy_08.htm
  4. ^ Winter Squash, Warts and All. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/garden/18garden.html?pagewanted=all
  5. ^ Monster Tomatoes. http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/monster-tomatoes
  6. ^ Luscious Heirloom Watermelons for the American Gardener. http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/luscious-heirloom-watermelons-american-gardener
  7. ^ Carve the Pumpkin, Eat the Squash; The New York Times, November 24, 2004. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9504E5D9173EF937A15752C1A9629C8B63&scp=6&sq=%22Amy+Goldman%22&st=nyt
  8. ^ A Feast for the Eyes; The Washington Post, November 25, 2004. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6970-2004Nov23.html
  9. ^ Most Treasured Heirlooms; New York Sun, October 31, 2007. http://www.nysun.com/food-drink/most-treasured-heirlooms/65600
  10. ^ Paradise Regained; Organic Style, March 1, 2004. http://www.rareforms.com/article_on_amy_10.htm
  11. ^ Thyme for a Change; Horticulture, March 2007. http://www.hortmag.com/article/Thyme_For_A_Change
  12. ^ Appearance on Martha Stewart Living. http://www.rareforms.com/video_01.htm
  13. ^ Appearance on The Victory Garden. http://www.rareforms.com/video_02.htm
  14. ^ "Sol Goldman, Major Real-Estate Investor, Dies". New York Times. October 19, 1987. 
  15. ^ "New Leadership at the Center for Jewish History". Leadership. 
  16. ^ "Joel Levy named president and CEO of Center for Jewish History". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 
  17. ^ Illinois gardener to lead Seed Savers Exchange board, July 25, 2012, http://blog.seedsavers.org/illinois-gardener-to-lead-sse-board/
  18. ^ "SVN Stakeholder Report". 

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