Crystal Stevens was born in Colorado and now lives along the bluffs of the Mighty Mississippi River in Godfrey, Ilinois with her husband and 2 children. Stevens is an Author, an Artist/Art Teacher, a Folk Herbalist, a Regenerative Farmer, and a Permaculturist. Her award-winning book, Grow Create Inspire, was published by New Society Publishers in the fall of 2016 and her second book, Worms at Work. was published in 2017. Your Edible Yard will be released in spring of 2020. Stevens speaks at conferences and Mother Earth News Fairs across the United States. She has been teaching a Resilient Living workshop series for over a decade. Stevens is a permaculture educator with the Permaculture Women’s Guild. She and her husband, Eric Stevens, co-founded FLOURISH which encompasses a farm, a plant nursery, an apothecary, design services and educational programming including a Permaculture Design Course, and dozens of workshops throughout each season.