About Bonnie Jo Manion

Bonnie Jo Manion is a popular garden writer, speaker, and photographer out of Southern California. She is coauthor of Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies and is a quoted in the beautiful part coffee table, part cookbook, Lunch in Provence, and For the Love of Provence.

Bonnie is a little bit farm girl, a little bit European, a little bit SoCal gal, and a whole lot of fun. She embodies a unique South France meets Southern California lifestyle through artful seasonal living in her cooking, gardening, and writing.

She and her husband, John, have spent the last decade transforming what once was a neglected acre of land into a beautiful and bountiful petite Provence.

Bonnie has been featured in local and national magazines and in the press for her home and gardens, organic practices, chickens, and designs. In addition, she and her husband, John, have won a multitude of ribbons at the San Diego and Orange County Fairs over the years for their estate wines.

A professed self-taught gardener, Bonnie has an Avian Science B.S. degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition, she has earned an International Business Certificate, and Wine Technology Certificate from Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California.

I would love to hear from you. For more details regarding classes, events, writing, speaking, travel, and other inquiries, please contact Bonnie or (tel)(760) 402-7600.