Geraldine Warner was the editor of Good Fruit Grower from 1992-2015. During her tenure, she planned and prepared editorial content, wrote for the magazine, and managed the editorial team.
Geraldine grew up in Yorkshire, England. She studied journalism at Richmond College, Sheffield, and at the University of Missouri-Columbia under a Rotary International Scholarship. She has worked for UNESCO’s educational journal Prospects in Paris, France, as well as for newspapers and magazines in England and the United States.
She is a graduate of the leadership program of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation. She received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Women’s Leadership Through Service Award in 1996, the association’s Silver Apple Award in 2002 and the Washington Tree Fruit Association Distinguished Service Award in 2015.
Geraldine has one daughter and lives in Wenatchee with her husband, Tracy.
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Since joining the Good Fruit Grower staff, I’ve probably written close to 3,000 articles and my colleagues thousands more.
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