About Bill Dugan

Bill Dugan

Bill Dugan serves as Editor & Publisher for Food Gardening Network and GreenPrints. He is responsible for the development and evolution of all editorial and marketing frameworks. Bill first gained his gardening knowledge from his schoolteacher father—who spent his summers tending to a vast backyard food garden and teaching all eight of his children how to grow and harvest good food. Today, Bill tends a small balcony food garden from his apartment in Washington, D.C. Bill is also SVP at Mequoda, where he provides strategy and is chief copywriter for Mequoda’s clients and partners.

Articles by Bill Dugan

Storing and Preserving Your Sage

Storing and Preserving Your Sage

There are multiple options for storing and preserving your sage. Fresh sage will last up to five days in the fridge before it begins to deteriorate or mold.  
Harvesting and Pruning your Tomatoes

Harvesting and Pruning your Tomatoes

One of the fun things about tomatoes is that you can harvest them before they’re actually ripe; those are the green tomatoes that you so commonly see in southern cuisine,  

Hot Peppers Glossary

Hot Pepper-Specific Terms Capsaicin: The compound in hot peppers that gives them their “heat.” The higher the capsaicin level, the spicier the pepper. Capsaicin is also used as  

Resources About Hot Peppers

Chile-Specific Resources Chile Pepper Institute. This research institute is the only international organization dedicated to the research of chile peppers. Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Chile  
Health Benefits and Home Remedies of Hot Peppers

Health Benefits and Home Remedies of Hot Peppers

Chile peppers are packed with vitamins (especially vitamin C), minerals, and disease-fighting compounds. Rich in antioxidants, chile peppers can protect your heart, lower your blood pressure, and help control blood  
Pepper and Potato Frittata

Pepper and Potato Frittata

I love to cook; I find the process both energizing and relaxing, and I love creating delicious meals for friends and family. But sometimes I want to focus more on  
Chile Rellenos Stuffed with Chicken

Chile Rellenos Stuffed with Chicken

One of my favorite appetizers to get when we go out for Mexican food is chile rellenos. There’s something so satisfying about the combination of peppers and gooey cheese. Of