Heather Jo Flores is a Chicana activist, permaculture author and EDUCATOR, and interdisciplinary artist focused on the connection between physicality and creativity, with emphasis on healing self and Earth through creative expression and community interaction. She wrote Food Not Lawns; How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community and co-founded the original Food Not Lawns group in Eugene, Oregon in 1999. This summer she is taking the Edible Nation tour across the Northern USA.
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Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011, was named by the Washington Post as one of the ten best gardening books of 2010, and is the best-selling permaculture book in the world. His new book on urban permaculture, The Permaculture City, will be released in July, 2015.