About the author
Marcia in a garden
__ Marcia Edwina Herman is a lifelong gardener and lover of herbs who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to a full time career in pediatrics and public health, she has studied the science and lore of herbs for many years and assisted with the establishment of the Medicinal Garden in the Mercer Reeves Hubbard Herb Garden at the NC Botanical Gardens. Marcia lives in Pittsboro, NC, in hearing distance of the Haw River.
About the illustrators
drawing by Emma Skurnick ©
_ Emma Skurnick is a natural science illustrator whose works appear regularly in books and magazines published in the United States and abroad. She lives in Bynum, NC, along the banks of the Haw River where she regularly observes and records the natural world. http://emmaskurnick.com
drawing by Nan Feagin ©
_Nan Feagin builds her life around her love of plants, a sustainable approach to living, and a good cup of tea. She paints, sketches, and gardens at her Fox Island home in lower Puget Sound, Washington.