Jessica Ford

Jessica Ford is the chicken and homestead contributor to Home, Garden and Homestead—an online guide to creating an independent, healthy, and sustainable homestead lifestyle. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, two children, and a small flock of chickens. Sonya Patel Ellis is a writer, editor, and artist exploring the botanical world and the interconnectedness of nature and culture. Her books include The Birdwatcher’s Bible, The Botanical Bible, The Heritage Herbal, and Nature Tales: Encounters with Britain’s Wildlife. She lives in London. Rachel Federman is a writer, environmental activist, and nonprofit consultant who has written more than 20 nonfiction books for adults and children, including The Mindful Gardener, in conjunction with the New York Botanical Gardens, and Test Your Dog’s IQ. She lives in New York City.