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

The secret gardens of SFO (yes, the airport!), part 1

You know about the 2 yoga rooms and the Napa Farms Market in Terminal 2. You might even know that the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) doesn’t just feature cool art exhibits, it’s actually a fully accredited museum, employing its very own curator. But I’ll bet you didn’t know about the secret gardens. They’re inexplicably missing from SFO’s website.

Confessions of a high school phytophile

While most teenagers get into trouble by breaking curfew or mouthing off, Los Altos high school sophomore Michael Byun found himself in a different pickle:

Local flowers in Homer, Alaska

Until very recently, if you wanted a bouquet of flowers in Homer, Alaska, you’d be able to pick only from the cellophane-wrapped bunches at the local Safeway or Save-U-More, shipped in from South America.

You’ve got to grow your own garlic—here’s how.

Whether it’s for fresh green garlic pulled early next spring, pungent cloves next summer, or just to keep the vampires away—you’ve got to grow your own garlic.