P Allen Smith Biography
Paul Allen Smith (P Allen Smith), an American author, television host, entrepreneur, and conservationist. He was born in Little Rock and raised in McMinnville, Tennessee.
P Allen Smith Education
Smith attended Hendrix College and received a Rotary International Scholarship to study garden design and history at the University of Manchester in England, where he also studied English gardens that had been visited by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century.
He uses his Arkansas home, Moss Mountain Farm, which The New York Times hails as a “stunning estate,” as an epicenter for promoting the local food movement, organic gardening and the preservation of heritage poultry breeds.
Smith created his farm to serve as a place of inspiration, education, and conservation and provides visitors from around the country locally sourced meals to introduce them to an expression of the regional cuisine.
Moss Mountain Farm is grounded in historical precedent, inspired by regional influences and guided by modern-day innovation—all of which are helping to write a new chapter in the evolution of the classic American farm and a celebration of the cuisine of the South.
In 2009, Smith founded the Heritage Poultry Conservancy, which is dedicated to the preservation and support of threatened breeds and strains of domestic poultry. In addition, he strives to educate future generations through his work with Kids Plant It Earth. The curriculum he developed for the program teaches students about being good stewards of the planet through gardening.
Smith studied garden history and design at the University of Manchester in England, is an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and recipient of their Medal of Honor, is a fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society and a former board member of the Royal Oak Society.
His work is featured in national publications, highlighted at key events and commemorated in bestselling titles including P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home and P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden, which is a nod to his love for organic, regional cuisine. His media company, Hortus Ltd, produces three national, award-winning television shows: Garden Home (which has enjoyed 14 seasons on PBS), Garden to Table, also on Public Television, and Garden Style, now in its 17th season of syndication.
In the half-hour episodes of P. Allen Smith Garden Home, Smith empowers people to discover their own style and to create beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces in their own homes. His mission is to connect with people, cultivate health and mindfulness, and ultimately inspire others to live a more natural life. He shares lifestyle trends and stories of people who are making a positive impact in their communities.
Smith has also appeared frequently on The Weather Channel, the CBS Early Show, the NBC “Today Show” and other national TV programs teaching viewers gardening and design techniques. He has also written several books on gardening and contributes pieces to numerous publications.
Smith’s design firm, P. Allen Smith & Associates, specializes in estate master planning, garden design, and installation, with projects at public institutions, private corporations, and family estates. He is a former Board Member of the Royal Oak Foundation (the American partner of England’s National Trust) and has contributed to preservation efforts at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and George Washington’s Mount Vernon among other historic properties.
P Allen Smith Age and Birthday
Allen was born on 12 March 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.
P Allen Smith Height and Weight
Allen stands at a height of 1.7 m tall and weighs 82kg.
P Allen Smith Family
Smith was born to Paul Allen Smith Sr. His sibling is Chris Smith, he is also the farm manager.
Paul Allen Smith Married
Allen information about his love life with the publicly. Nevertheless, this section will be updated as soon as it is available.
P Allen Smith Wife
Smith was once married to a woman named Debbie, he is currently not married whatsoever.
P Allen Smith Gay
Smith is rumored to be gay. He is currently single and didn’t confirm any of the rumors addressed his way.
P Allen Smith Garden House
Smith home is open to tours and lunch. It is located along Ross Hollow Road, Moss Mountain Farm, Roland, AR 72135. Smith also built Moss Mountain Farm, also known as The Garden Home Retreat, which is located on the banks of the Arkansas River. It encompasses more than 500 acres of land dating back to 1840.
Directly behind the cottage is the croquet lawn, which is framed by a summer kitchen and art studio. The surrounding garden includes a fountain garden that separates two wings of garden rooms filled with a mix of annuals, herbs, perennials, roses, shrubs, and ornamental grasses.
Beyond the flower gardens are orchards filled with heritage apple trees, stone fruit and blueberries, a one-acre vegetable garden, a bluebird trail, wildflower fields and a daffodil hill, which overflows with more than 300,000 daffodils blooming each spring. Various outbuildings, from barns to mobile chicken homes, are located throughout the grounds and surrounding pastures.
P Allen Smith Recipes
Smith book, P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden, was released in December 2010. P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden features 120 recipes: 30 for each season. These are dishes that everyone loves to eat.
Taking delicious advantage of ingredients as accessible as bell peppers and carrots and as beloved as fresh peaches and tomatoes, the recipes are Allen’s favorites, most from his own kitchen and some adapted from family and friends. They are perfect for those who garden as well as anyone who simply enjoys fresh food. They include:
SPRING: Chilled Pea Soup with Bacon and Whipped Cream; Grilled Salmon Sandwich with Lemon-Dill Mayo; Salad of Asparagus, Edamame, Arugula, and Cheese; Radish Top Pasta; Speckled Strawberry Ice Cream
SUMMER: Savory Grit Cakes with Oven-Smoked Tomatoes; Zucchini and Lemon Salad; Aunt Martha’s Corn Pudding; Rosemary-Garlic Smoked Pork Tenderloin; Peach Moon Tart
FALL: Parmesan Pecan Crisps; Roasted Red Pepper Soup; Citrus-Glazed Turkey Breast; Goat Cheese and Leek Tart; Allen’s Favorite Sweet Potato Pie
WINTER: Cranberry Spice Cocktail; Slow-Cooker Lamb Stew; Savory Rosemary Butternut Squash; Tiny Orange Muffins; Old-Fashioned Blackberry Jam Cake
The recipes, many of which are Southern-inflected, include delightful personal stories, full of Allen’s much-loved wit and charm. All-American Blueberry Muffins evoke memories of him and his siblings roaming the woods searching for wild berries; Lady Peas with Red Tomato Relish reminds him of shelling peas with Ma Smith in his grandparents’ kitchen after supper; and Blue Cheese and Onion Cornbread conjures up the great sweet-versus-unsweet Southern cornbread debate.
Allen offers cooking tips as well as advice on selecting fresh vegetables. There is also a how-to guide with basic gardening suggestions for growing the best varieties of produce. If you are new to gardening edibles, you’ll learn that you should consider starting with zucchini (the most “overachieving” of vegetables) and herbs (a windowsill gives you all the space you need).