Stephanie, has spent the past decade with her hands and heart in the dirt growing and using the powerful herbs that create vitality and wellness. Stephanie Syson also has 10 years of experience in the herbal product industry as well as having over 13 years researching and practicing various forms of sustainable farming across the United States and Latin America. She is a Certified Permaculture Designer, an educator in the fields of Greenhouse Management, Seed Saving and Herbalism. Stephanie lectures across the United States on topics such as Public Food Forests, Seed Saving Libraries and Culinary and Medicinal Herb Growing. She has presented at conferences such as the Boulder Bioneers and the North American Permaculture Convergence. Stephanie also works with groups of all ages to further their knowledge of these topics through regular public workshops held at the Basalt Regional Library, a childhood education series held at the Basalt Middle School as well as teaching for the Colorado Extension Service and co-hosting the Living Permaculture Show, a monthly radio show on public radio KDNK. Stephanie is committed to community service through education and demonstration of herbal self-care and sustainable farming practices. She manages a public food forest in Basalt called the Basalt Food Park. Biodynamic Botanicals is a 3 acre herb farm growing at Sustainable Settings Ranch, a Demeter Certified Biodynamic Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado.