Welcome to the website of Sydney Hanson Mandt, writer, gardener, person-in-progress.

I like to play with words and see what happens. Word Fertilizer feels good to me as a phrase because of its mirroring of the sound “erd” and because, as a title, it implies appreciation for the stinky parts of life, the acknowledgement that unpleasantness and usefulness sometimes combine with each other, and that even stuff we may not want to look at or smell or touch can eventually transform into something life-giving and beautiful.