Robin Plaskoff Horton

Robin Plaskoff Horton


Robin Horton is an award-winning writer and publisher of Webby-nominated design, lifestyle and travel blog, Urban Gardens. In addition to brand-sponsored blog content, Robin has written for brands/publications including Trivago,, Fiskars, Kellogg Garden Products, Easy Digging, SunGro, and Midwest Living Magazine. Robin has more than a decade of experience as an SME in home and garden design and décor, sustainable living, and garden tourism. She has expertise in sourcing products and creating shopping-focused content, including affiliate marketing product roundups and gift guides.

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For more than seven decades, Family Handyman has been providing its audience with ideas, inspiration and step-by-step directions on how to maintain and enhance indoor and outdoor living spaces. In addition to having our own staff of experts, we hire individuals whose skills have been honed through years of experience in the building, plumbing and electrical trades, and as passionate homeowners who have translated DIY (do it yourself) skills into careers as respected creators.


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