I do not charge extra for wearing pants. That’s what I’m tempted to say when someone suggests I should charge less for a Zoom presentation than I do for a [...]
Ellen Zachos, Guest Ranter
Ellen Zachos is a Harvard graduate and the author of eight books including Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat, The Wildcrafted Cocktail, and The Forager’s Pantry. She teaches foraging workshops across the US, and lectures at botanic gardens, flower shows, and for garden clubs around the world.
She has a background in show business, which taught her how to engage an audience, and she combines that with years of practical experience and plenty of book learning. This gives her a unique and entertaining approach to teaching. A long-time instructor at the New York Botanical Garden, Ellen now lives in Santa Fe, NM and splits her time between the desert southwest and the lush northeast. Botanically speaking, it’s quite a contrast — and one that keeps her learning new plants as well as new ways to eat them.