Vicky Chown practices as a medical herbalist in London. She worked at Neal's Yard Remedies for six years providing natural health and beauty advice. Kim Walker works in environmental education and historical plant research, and is a researcher at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Vicky and Kim met five years ago while studying Herbal Medicine at Westminster University. They wrote Handmade Apothecary to share with others their passion for the natural power of plants.