Born in Laramie, Wyoming, Reeser has traveled much of the U.S. in his 60 years, accumulating a B.S. in biology (Columbus College, Columbus, GA) , an M.S. in botany (Auburn University, Auburn, AL), a Ph.D. in horticulture Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA, a respectable life list of birds, and a wealth of gardening knowledge. For a while, after earning his doctorate, he worked as a researcher and teacher at the University of Maine, Orono, where he learned that what he really wanted out of life was to teach full time, so he quit the university and has been teaching high school for several years. Above all, he is a gardener, striving to learn as much as possible about gardening in concert with nature. He enjoys teaching about the garden, including the creation of schoolyard vegetable gardens and the use of school greenhouses for year-round food production. Reeser also teaches in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program for Hancock and Washington Counties.

His new book, “The New England Gardener’s Year, a Month-by-Month Guide for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Upstate New York”, will be published later this year by Cadent Publishing.  You can learn more about the book by visiting its Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/negardener.