is a long-time Southwest gardener and award-winning garden writer, with over a dozen published books, all on gardening or using the products of the garden. She was a popular newspaper and magazine columnist for decades and her free-lance work appears in national publications. Along with writing books, she is an active blogger, and hosts the Southwest Garden Guide membership site.
For over 30 years, Jacqueline has been offering lectures and community classes on gardening - and ways to live lightly on this earth. She is a popular
speaker with green industry professionals, garden groups, and in other
venues. She is listed in Great Garden Speakers.
Soule has a B.S. in Horticulture and a B.S. in Ecology,
Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona both with Honors and
Cum Laude, a M.S. in Botany from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D.
in Botany from the University of Texas. Her post-doc work was at
Washington State University. Combine this cross-country experience with
summers in Vermont and an internship at the Morris Arboretum in
Philadelphia, and this means she has gardened in almost every corner of
the USA! This also means that she can help you better understand how
unique gardening here is and how to shift your gardening practices to
succeed with your Southwest gardening.
"Jacqueline presented this class at our library here in Pima County and all the attendees loved it (including me)! I can highly recommend the course. Easy to understand, informative, and very well organized. The class is full of simple and practical tips to help you grow. Thank you!" (personal email)