Author of The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget. Currently working on a field guide to wild edible plants of the North Eastern United States for Timber Press. Former professional ballet and modern dancer. Teach at the NY Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Guide to Food Preservation for (website hidden).
I love nature, but I live in the city. My home reflects that, because although it is a classic small NYC apartment surrounded by stores and restaurants, it has a large, peaceful outdoor space. Songbirds hangout here on their migrations every year, my shelves are stocked with homegrown food I've canned or dehydrated...I like going from dirt-under-my-fingernails gardening to high heels and theater tickets all in one day.