Jillian is on the case, always looking for a good story to write about plants, health, and food justice. She specializes in in-depth feature articles that inform and entertain readers on topics that are relevant to people and communities. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area News Group papers, BUST, Bitch and other publications.
Currently, Jillian is working with friends and neighbors on developing a gift economy. So that she has something to share, she is trying to harvest and use all the produce in her garden with zero waste—a big challenge that has her spending much time reading recipe books, dehydrating, etc!
She is an avid reader of multidisciplinary books on globalization and economics, national food policy, ecology and agriculture, the evolution of civilization, ethics, anthropology and history. Please feel free to send her references to your favorite books and other publications. She’d love to hear.
Jillian is also a landscape designer who brings inspired thinking and Permaculture principles to gardens that are practical and creative. With an Arts and Crafts style, Jillian loves combining native plants with edibles and herbs for color and pollination. She is also a garden coach who helps clients clarify their functional and aesthetic desires for their spaces—a gratifying process all around.
She also enjoys taking her dog Renardo to the beach and playing ball.
Email her at jillian(at)garden-artisan.com.
Jillian Steinberger, MA, BQFL
The Garden Artisan
Fine Ecological Softscaping & Gardening
Community Supported Agriculture: Think Inside the Box (Edible East Bay, Winter 2015)
The Wine Soul Train: A Place at the Wine Bar, A Place at the Winery (Edible East Bay, Winter 2015)
Perpetuity in Mind: The New West Oakland Farm-Park (Edible East Bay, Fall 2015)
The Seed Saving Controversy (Edible East Bay, Summer 2015)
California Homemade Food Act: Slow Food – The Pros and Cons of AB1616
Tangential Journey: On a Spiral with the California Rare Fruit Growers
Daylighting the Underground Fruit Economy: Foraging Goes Live
Keepin’ it Real Local with Deeds Not Words: Acta Non-Verba Farm Garden in East Oakland
In a Parallel America: Eco-Farm, Farm Family Values, and Organic Culture
One More Reason to Cover Up Your Lawn: Chemical Toxicity