About Amy

Amy Grisak is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in gardening, cooking, and sustainable lifestyle topics, as well as a particular interest in anything to do with the beautiful Montana outdoors. Her articles  appear in the New Pioneer, Montana Quarterly, Sky & Telescope, TripSavvy, Distinctly Montana, Hobby Farms, The Farmers’ Almanac, Horticulture, Raised in the West, and many  more.

On this site, you’ll find plenty of information concerning how to grow a bountiful garden in the most challenging conditions, along with how to prepare and preserve the fruits and vegetables at the end of the season.  And whether you’re interested in how to upcycle the “junk” you have sitting in your garage, or you seriously want to invest in an alternative energy source, Amy has done the research to send you in the right direction.

As far as outdoor recreation goes, Amy spent nearly a decade working on natural history films for National Geographic and BBC, and has been up close and personal to everything from ground squirrels to grizzly bears.  Now, without the pressure of capturing the perfect shot or recording something as challenging as the sound of the caribous’ ankles clicking,  Amy is able to enjoy the trails and outdoor adventures with her friends and family. She frequently shares hiking tips, along with places to fish, and how to enjoy the outdoors in her writing. She’s also the co-host of Front Range Outdoors on KGPR-Great Falls where she and Marty Bannon discuss the latest happening in Central Montana, as well as national parks.

If you’re looking for a writer with an enthusiastic approach, who loves to make even the seemingly complex topics understandable, please feel free to contact Amy at amy@amygrisak.com.

Grisak in the tomato patch.