"I think this magazine will be one of the best gifts 2011 has given humanity and I’m absolutely serious about this. I hope you will check it out. When I did that, I clicked immediately on the subscription button and signed myself up. Now for those of you who know me, you will know this is significant because I have a very strict rule about not purchasing anything over the internet. This was one of my very very few exceptions to that rule, in fact, I think it may be the only exception I’ve made to date in this regards."
—Tammi Hartung, author of Homegrown Herbs
"Why is it now rare for people to express passion, unconditional kindness, basic appreciation for the little blessings of life? Apparently, I’m not the only one who feels like this and am thrilled to see the birth of a magazine like Greenwoman Magazine. . . Could this be a sign that there are enough of us left to want to reinvent the world with new OLD values? A world with heart? A world where technology and profit can exist but aren’t EVERYTHING? . . . I have great hopes for this little magazine. Perhaps it will reinstate the success of magazines. Of quality. Of responsible caring. If there are enough of us, we can make this a better world. One magazine, one article, one plant, one poem, one picture—one person at a time. Are you a part of the revolution? This might even be fun!"
--Jane Schwartz Gates, author of All the Garden's a Stage and Design a Theme Garden
“. . . I realized that this was a periodical loathe to box itself in or stoop to cliché. The topics would be familiar but the twists and turns would be unique because the human experience is unique.”
—Grace Peterson, Gardening with Grace blog
"This is [an] excellent first issue with a hell of a lot of soul that today, is more important than ever. Order it, read it, live it."
—Randy Spaghetti, Randy Spaghetti Life & Zine Reviews
"To be honest, I wasn’t sure I really wanted fiction in a gardening magazine…but my favorite part in this first issue is the short story A Human Birth by Bruce Holland Rogers. I know something is good when I can’t stop thinking about it, when I want to tell all my gardening friends to read it, so here I am saying 'read it.' ”
—Diana Capen, Perennial Favorites, Rye, Colorado
". . . some of the story forms reminded me of a 1970-1971 underground newspaper in USA. Also, articles are aimed at higher intelligence; definitely college smart readers or those aspiring to be. Most refreshing to read these articles. I said, ‘ Ok, go back and identify which was your favorite.’ Yet, I could not be boxed in and deny parts I liked. So I said, ‘This one is my favorite poem.’ This one is my favorite garden-garden story.’ This one my favorite political opinion review. . I will tell others about your creation . . .”
“Do you like to prop up in bed and flip through seed catalogs, looking for vegetable varieties to try in your garden? If so, you’ll want to add one more publication to the stack on your bedside table: Greenwoman Magazine.”
--Teresa Farney, Gazette Telegraph
“It's exciting to have such a high quality literary magazine that's locally grown. If the first issue is any indication Greenwoman Magazine will continue to flourish for many years.”
Greenwoman is a fresh and hip magazine bringing the spirit of gardening to the forefront, reminding readers of the emotions and humor that lie within the art of gardening. It is unlike any other magazine I have read." —Elise Bowan
“Greenwoman filled the gap in my life that I didn't know existed: a magazine that connected all my interests: the earth, gardening and a feminine perspective. I couldn't believe my luck upon discovering it! Greenwoman will now replace some of my subscriptions that were only gardening, that ignored earth issues...Viva Greenwoman.
“[Greenwoman zine] reaches the poet, the artist and the dreamer in all us gardeners.” —Larry Stebbins
“After being a faithful reader of Greenwoman, the zine, since it began, I can’t wait for the magazine. Literary and garden are two of my favorite words. Put together, even if I’d never heard of you or the magazine before, I’d definitely pick it up.”
“After searching through Microcosms’ vast list of zines, I came upon yours, and once I did, they were the only ones I wanted . . . I bought all of your Greenwoman zines, 1-6, and gave myself a daily gift of a visit with you and your stories for weeks. It was rough limiting myself to reading only a bit at a time, so they would last. I must say when I finished the last one, I was cast adrift . . . I missed you, and your stories, your gardening tales, and sharing of life . . . I can’t wait to read your magazine!”
“Colorado College Library has been collecting Sandra Knauf's Greenwoman zine since it debuted in 2008. We look forward to the new incarnation!”
—Jessy Randall, Curator of Special Collections, Colorado College
“For us gardening people, Greenwoman is the best antidote for failing tomatoes and flea beetle infested kale… Sandra has a way of making the best and the funniest stories out of gardening mishaps and happiness.”
“I have the pleasure of carrying multiple issues of Greenwoman zine at my distro. Along with being a great seller, the readers have given me wonderful feedback about the zines. Greenwoman stands out for many reasons but most importantly because it exudes creativity, the art of sustainability, and the literary pieces are thought-provoking. Sandra’s work inspires me and I’m impatiently waiting for Greenwoman Magazine.”
—Sage Adderley, Sweet Candy Distro
"I've been a follower of Greenwoman zine since the first issue. I'm enchanted by Sandra Knauf's writing, she makes me laugh and she offers a fresh look at plants and gardening that always makes me think. I'm looking forward to Greenwoman Magazine. We plan to offer it to our customers here at the nursery."
—Diana Capen, Perennial Favorites, Rye, CO
"Greenwoman (zine) is a respite for me, especially when I'm inundated with all the vitriol, misinformation and doom and gloom that litters media these days. Sandra conveys such whimsy, humor and beauty in her tales of urban homesteading and DIY adventures, which inspires the creative and kid-like spirit in me to explore the possibilities in my own backyard. Her zine helps guide me to explore new ways of becoming more self-sufficient and green, and has helped me discover hidden talents and interests that I never knew I had, like cooking!" --Sarah White