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Willow Summer


Willow Summer has been gardening and farming since she first learned to plant a corn patch with her father at age four. After college she moved to the Bay Area, where she founded the nonprofit urban farming program City Slicker Farms, which grew from one empty lot garden in 2000 to seven urban farms and the Backyard Garden Building Program, supplying thousands of pounds of urban-grown organic produce each year. Willow went on to start The Berkeley Basket, an urban community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm. In 2011, she coauthored The Essential Urban Farmer and received a teaching certificate from the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training with the goal of inspiring children and adults through farm and garden education.

Author's Books

Growing Sustainable Children

A Garden Teacher’s Guide