Linda Gilkeson is a passionate organic gardener with over 40 years of gardening experience. Her book, Year-Around Harvest , is considered the definitive guide to winter gardening on the West Coast. She is a regular instructor in the Master Gardener programs in BC and has led hundreds of workshops on pest management and organic gardening. As the Executive Director of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy, Linda is deeply committed to preserving natural ecosystems through conservation and public education.
DEBORAH L. MARTIN is a freelance editor and writer who has made appearances as a gardening expert on HGTV and elsewhere. Previously she spent more than a decade at Rodale as a garden book editor and is the author ofBest-Ever Backyard Birding TipsandCompost Gardening.