A CELEBRATION of individuals whose GENEROSITY, HARD WORK and connection with NATURE inspire us every day.
LaManda Joy is an award-winning Master Gardener, author of the popular urban gardening blog "The Yarden", a Square Foot Gardening Certified Instructor and founder of The Peterson Garden Project, a community and edible garden education program in Chicago, Illinois.
Annie Novak is an urban farmer, world traveler, Director of "Growing Chefs", a field-to-fork food education program, the Manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden; and co-founder of the Eagle Street Farm in Brooklyn, New York.
Rebecca Burgess is a revitalizer of natural dyeing techniques, ecological restoration educator, textile artist, author of the book "Harvesting Color" and founder of Ecologicalarts and the Fibershed Project in Mill Valley, California.
Diane Ott Whealy
Diane Ott Whealy is the Co-founder and Vice President of Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit organization that seeks to maintain thousands of endangered heirloom seed varieties. It's headquartered on scenic 890-acre Heritage Farm near Decorah, Iowa.