Rachelle Strauss, a.k.a. "Mrs. Green," is a passionate environmentalist and homemaker who writes about gardening, environmental, and green issues. She is the author of Compost: How to Use, How to Make, Everyday Tips (Green Guides); Grow Your Own Vegetables; and Crops in Pots. She writes features and regular columns for a variety of green and ethical magazines. Her blogs "My Zero Waste" and "Little Green Blog" have become an inspirational force in the fields of waste reduction and green living.