About Experimental Homesteader

About ExperimentalHomesteader.com Blogger Sheri Ann Richerson

By Sheri Ann Richerson

December 06, 2014

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About Sheri Ann Richerson

I’m a truly obsessed plant geek, homesteader/prepper, an online influencer and best-selling author of numerous books including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Year-Round Gardening

and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Seed Saving And Starting

I live on a 2 ½ acre organic farm at the edge of the city that is also a registered wildlife habitat.

I grow a wide variety of herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers on the farm that I can, dehydrate or freeze for my own use, sell at market or donate to local food pantries or soup kitchens.

I grow a wide variety of tropical plants in my greenhouse – both edible and non-edible.

In addition to traditional soil-based gardening, I also grow hydroponically and have an aquaponic set-up.

I raise fiber and dairy goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys, peacocks/peahens, Leicester Longwool sheep, a horse as well as dogs and cats.

Welcome to my wonderful world!

I hope you will enjoy my blog.

Learn More –

You can learn even more about me on my writing website Sheri Ann Richerson or read the brief bio below –

Sheri Ann Richerson is a leading pioneer in the self-sufficiency movement.

For the past 19 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting organic gardening, natural health and self-sufficiency through all forms of media.

Her career includes years as a nationally acclaimed best-selling author, radio host and guest on a variety of shows – showcasing her expertise on homesteading and gardening.

Additionally, Ms. Richerson is a speaker, columnist and a blogger for hundreds of websites, magazines and newspapers.

Ms. Richerson has been featured in The New York Times, Woman’s World Magazine and Ladies’ Home Journal.

Her by-lined articles can be found at idiotsguides.com, Parade.com, Learn2Grow.com, Suite101.com, SFGate.com, eHow.com, GardenGuides.com and dozens of other sites.

Her farm, Exotic Gardening Farms, is a certified wildlife habitat.

She was a Global Warming Ambassador for the National Wildlife Federation, the ReGrow Together Indiana State Coordinator and the Region III Representative for the Plant-A-Row for the Hungry program as well as President of the Grant County Morning Garden Club.

Her diverse range of writing gigs has included an eclectic mix of articles on current events, herbs, aromatherapy, tropical plants as well as various pieces on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Ms. Richerson has given numerous talks on a wide variety of subjects including chocolate, night blooming plants, seed starting, herbs and global warming.


Her specialty topic is Theobroma cacao commonly known as chocolate.

Ms. Richerson attended Ball State University and Huntington University, where she majored in communications and minored in theatrical arts.

Sheri lives in Marion, Indiana.

When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, following Boy George’s tweets on Twitter, reading, listening to music, weaving and spinning yarn.

She also collects Hello Kitty and Raggedy Ann.

For more information, please visit her writing website at SheriAnnRicherson.com, her gardening and homesteading website at experimentalhomesteader.com or subscribe to the Experimental Homesteader podcasts on iTunes.

Contact Sheri Ann Richerson

Click here to contact Sheri Ann Richerson via email for all questions, comments and potential collaboration opportunities.

Ms. Richerson has contributed to a wide range of anthologies as well. Her writing credits include contributions to “Our Food Heritage, Past, Present, Future, Baking Bread Together, Helps to Keep the Family Together” – 2007; “Llewellyn Herbal Almanac” – 2006, 2005 and 2003; “Llewellyn Magical Almanac” – 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003; “All Things Chocolate” – 2005; “Llewellyn Witches Spell-A-Day” – 2003; “Llewellyn Moon Sign Book” – 2002.

Ms. Richerson’s best-selling books include:

Influencer Badges

Instead of having these scattered all over the sidebars of each page of my blog, I decided to add all the widgets on one page. These are sites that I am either an Influencer for or a Contributor too.