Judith Handelsman, M.A. is an author and teacher who has written professionally for the past 20 years. A former gardening columnist for Vogue magazine and New Age Journal, she also created daily gardening spots for NBC All-News Network Radio during the 1970s. Her book Gardens from Garbage: How to Grow Indoor Plants from Recycled Kitchen Scraps (The Millbrook Press, 1993) was named a top children’s book by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Ms. Handelsman’s most recent book is Growing Myself: A Spiritual Journey through Gardening (Plume, 1997).