Emily Murphy is the author of Grow What You Love, 12 Food Plant Families to Change Your Life, featuring 12 sets of seasonal ingredients, garden-to-table recipes, and easy to follow methods for growing your garden, no matter the size.
Learn more about the Grow What You Love book here.
Emily is an organic gardener with a BS in Ethnobotanical Resources from Humboldt State University under which she studied botany, environmental science, and ecology as well as religious and cultural studies, and herbal medicine. She later studied pedagogy at Sierra Nevada College and garden design with the California School of Garden Design, and worked as a classroom teacher and school garden educator. She teaches and speaks regularly about gardening and living, and her writing appears in numerous publications such as Better Homes & Gardens. Emily is also a photographer, cook, garden design coach and consultant, and creator of the celebrated blog, Pass The Pistil.
A native of Northern California, Emily spent her early years between her parent’s home in in the far reaches of coastal California near the Oregon border, and the homes of her grandparent’s in Sonoma County. She weaves stories from each of these places into her writings, gleaning from her experiences of living on a homestead, farm, and the neat city blocks of a college town where food and nature could be found just as easily in each respective landscape.