This Earth has been here long before us and will be here long after we're gone. My joy comes from immersion in my environment. Letting nature speak for itself and understanding the right time for intervention has taught me patience and rewarded me with stunning surprises: roses over a century old that bloom into late fall, native herbs that hint at an apothecary garden, an explosion of praying mantises to adorn my home with luck.

Meet Rachel for Sourdough Bread