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

Weekend DIY: Try a New Trellis

An A-frame trellis gives tomatoes or squash plenty of room to climb—and at the end of the season, can be folded flat for storage.

How Less Water Means More Vegetables

I caught up with author and horticulturalist Robert Kourik to dive into the details about why drip irrigation saves water and makes vegetable gardens more productive.

Gray Water: From Laundry to Landscape

In 2009, it became fully legal in the entire state of California to divert your washing machine to your garden.

Xeric, Water-wise, Drought-tolerant—What Does it All Mean?

We throw around a lot of terms about plants that use less water. With a crippling drought on our hands, let’s break the terms and what they actually mean.