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

Planting Ideas: Rich and Composed Color

Guest post by Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz, the Seattle-based authors of Fine Foliage.

Drought-Stressed Crops May Be Better For You

Another day, another angle on our drought. Today’s thought-provoker comes from KQED’s coverage of experiments in California’s dry Central Valley to farm crops with far less water. Among the findings? Stressed pomegranates grow smaller, but with more antioxidants than those grown with ample irrigation.

‘Glass Gem’ Corn: Simply A-maize-ing

  Sorry for the corny pun, but I’ve been obsessed with ‘Glass Gem’ since images of it exploded all over my Facebook feed in 2011 (I’m a garden nerd, okay?). It even has its own FB page. We got our hands on some of The Living Seed Company‘s kernels in order to shoot this for the magazine last May:   […]

How to Harvest Lettuce

Hot on newsstands right now: Our big September feature on jaw-droppingly beautiful lettuce gardens and accompanying salad recipes that will wow any crowd. In case you missed it, here’s a handy dandy link on not one, but TWO ways to harvest your leafy greens.