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ABOUT

I WRITE ABOUT FOOD, FARMING AND THE ENVIRONMENT (OFTEN WHILE A DOG OR TWO NAPS IN MY LAP).

My work has appeared in publications like Sierra, Entrepreneur, NPR, National Geographic TravelerAARPFarm Life, HemispheresCivil Eats, The Guardian, JSTOR Daily, Smithsonian.com, Hobby Farms, Out Here/Tractor Supply Company and many more. I’m the author of six books, including Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Us.

I live on a small homestead in rural North Carolina where I grow flowers and vegetables, keep bees and raise chickens, goats and one very spoiled donkey. When I am not writing, I love planning home improvement projects with my favorite handyman and taking our five rescue dogs for long walks through our little town (where traffic often comes to a halt so passersby can ask, “Are those all yours?”)