Johanna Silver
You'd think that Johanna would bring some serious Rocky Mountain credibility to the Westphoria team by being a Denver native, but forget it – she hates skiing, loathes Fat Tire, and basically has a fear of camping (a bear could eat me). Sorry, Colorado! She regains all cred by being a fully-transitioned Bay Area cliché–knowing how to slaughter a chicken, occasionally biking 40 miles to work, and not batting an eye while blasting the heat during a freezing San Francisco summer.

Recent Posts By Johanna Silver

Easiest DIY: Succulent-topped pumpkins

No carving necessary! Use the divot on top of a winter squash as a nook for succulent cuttings, and you’ve got yourself a festive design that lasts from Thanksgiving through the holidays (and beyond).

El Niño prep: Harvest rain from your roof

Santa Fe permaculture landscape designer Nate Downey knows the drill: Do a rain dance for weeks, then rejoice as it falls before cursing the flooding and erosion it causes.

4 fly-eating plants to grow indoors (and how to keep them happy)

Tired of gnats around the kitchen sink? Or just feeling adventurous? Grow carnivorous plants and never struggle with flies again.

6 simple tricks to keep your air plant alive

Air plants (Tillandsia) are supposed to be some of the easiest plants to keep alive, indoors. For starters, they don’t even need soil, absorbing water and nutrients through scales on their leaves.