Lee Buttala is an Emmy Award-winning television producer of Martha Stewart Living and was the creator, producer, and director of Cultivating Life, a PBS series on outdoor living and gardening. He has written for The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, New York, and Metropolitan Home. As an editor, he has worked for magazines ranging from Saveur, Garden Design, and Interview, and for the book publisher Alfred A. Knopf. He also served as the preservation program manager for the Garden Conservancy and has studied garden design at the Kyoto University of Art and Design, the Chelsea Physic Garden, and the New York Botanical Garden. Shanyn Siegel has worked in sustainable agriculture and horticulture for over fifteen years, specializing in organic vegetable gardening and organic seed production. For over four years, Shanyn worked as collection curator for Seed Savers Exchange, conserving and promoting America's culturally diverse but endangered food-crop heritage for future generations. As curator, Shanyn grew, evaluated, and saved seeds from thousands of heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable varieties. She is presently working in New York's Hudson Valley to build local seed-saving networks.
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