Annie Raser-Rowland is a horticulturalist and artist, and works at CERES nursery in Melbourne, giving people advice on how to grow lots of tomatoes. She is the co-author (with Adam Grubb) of The Weed Forager's Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia (Hyland House, 2012), which has sold over 15,000 copies. Their weekly spending, on everything except housing, is less than a quarter of the Australian average. Adam Grubb runs an urban permaculture design and education business called Very Edible Gardens, co-hosts RRR radio's Greening the Apocalypse, and also co-founded EnergyBulletin.net (now Resilience.org) and the Permablitz movement. He is the co-author (with Annie Raser-Rowland) of The Weed Forager's Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia (Hyland House, 2012).
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