Alyssa has a lot of hands on experience with gardening which she uses to make her writing clear, useful, and insightful. She operated a 2 acre family farm, worked as a gardener, helped with CSA programs and organic gardens in multiple countries, and volunteers as a gardener at a local community garden on top of keeping her own backyard full of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and wildflowers. Alyssa loves to attend meetings and self educate herself on topics of soil science, soil testing, bio-dynamic farming, a wide variety composting methods, no till gardening, and others. She loves to write on the topics of botany, natural and organic gardening methods, gardeners tips, tools, friends, and foes, and also loves to delve into the science behind gardening methods. As she lives in the southwest, she is also very keen on water researching water conservation in gardening methods.