Susan West Kurz is the co-founder of Dr Hauschka Skin Care USA, Inc., the author of Awakening Beauty the Dr Hauschka Way and Beecoming Sophie, a graphic novel about supporting the health of honey bees. Susan has been involved in holistic health care and sustainable life styles for over 30 years. Her introduction to biodynamic gardening began in 1972 when she apprenticed at the Meadowbrook Herb Garden in Wyoming, Rhode Island, growing medicinal and culinary herbs. She and her husband Clifford developed a market garden on their 10-acre farm in Hatsfield, Massachusetts, in the early 1990s. They implemented biodynamic practices and raised a small herd of Dexter cattle. Susan has introduced basic anthroposophic and homeopathic medicinal homecare as well as basic biodynamic principles to estheticians, massage therapists, and consumers for much of her professional career. Her focus now is to encourage people to take back their yards and establish a healthy artisitc relationship to nature in whatever way possible, be it yard, patio, garden, community farm, rooftops, or house plants.