Co-owner of Long Creek Herb Farm in Oak Grove, Arkansas, Jim Long is also an herbalist, author, landscape designer, and syndicated gardening columnist. His business and gardens have been featured in Gourmet, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens' Deck & Landscape Planner, Country Garden, and many other magazines, and he has written articles for Organic Gardening, Garden Design, and The Business of Herbs, among others. His "Ozarks Gardening" syndicated column appears in newspapers in Missouri and Arkansas. Additionally, Long has been a regular contributor for the popular "Down to Earth" column for The Herb Companion and has taught adult education classes on herbs and writing for Southwest Missouri State University and Drury Community College. He is a member of the Herb Growers and Marketers Network, the Herb Society of America, the Garden Writers Association of America and The Author's League. He lives on the Missouri-Arkansas border in the heart of the Ozark Mountains and is the author of Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates & Fences.