Lindsey Elliott is a naturalist, educator, writer and designer from Colorado with a degree in International and Environmental Studies from the University of California, San Diego. She has directed sustainable development projects in Ghana, Tanzania, and Japan, and has lived and worked at several permaculture institutes in the Western United States. Her deep love of wild places is the foundation of her work. She believes in letting nature be the classroom – in backyards, open spaces, gardens, or vast wildernesses – and that connecting people to wild land fosters the sense of wholeness and belonging we need to become more vital stewards of our ecosystems. Lindsey has led field studies programs for the Sierra Institute on Bioregionalism, Community, and Sustainable Living, and has worked for environmentally-based nonprofits for the last 10 years.