Crystal Stevens is an author, folk herbalist, organic farmer, permaculturalist, and multidisciplinary artist/art teacher. Stevens lives along the bluffs of the Mighty Mississippi River in Godfrey, Illinois with her husband and 2 children. Stevens has authored three books: Grow Create Inspire, Worms at Work, Your Edible Yard. 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.