Ashley English

Credit: Glenn English


Maker: Writer

Ashley English is the author of 10 books, including all four books in her Homemade Living Series (Canning & Preserving, Keeping Chickens, Keeping Bees, and Home Dairy) as well as A Year of Pies; Handmade Gatherings; Quench; A Year of Picnics; The Essential Book of Homesteading; and Southern From Scratch. She also does a good deal of freelance writing, both digital and print, and has been featured in a number of major domestic and international publications, including Food & Wine, Delish, Edible Magazines, and Anthology. Ashley has been a repeat guest on Martha Stewart Radio on SiriusFM, and is the subject of a film by Dark Rye, Whole Foods Market’s online magazine.

Ashley regularly teaches classes in the western North Carolina area. Topics have included: chicken-keeping, bee-keeping, canning & preserving, pie-making, creating dairy products, making homemade health & body care items, and crafting homemade beverages. She has also done a wide variety of public speaking engagements for a number of events, including the Mother Earth News Fair (Asheville, NC), the Organic Grower’s School, Edible Asheville, and Where Women Create.

Ashley lives and works full time in Candler, NC with her husband, Glenn, and their two sons, Huxley and Alistair. She writes about her adventures in homesteading, parenting, and beyond at

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