About The Author

Helen McAllister

Jennifer’s passion for gardening developed after spending a year studying organic farming at Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island, BC. A life-long learner–who has in the past worked as a massage therapist, a graphic designer, and now a school teacher–she is constantly looking for new learning opportunities. Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, she has lived in Fernie, BC with her partner Steve, since 2005. 

Helen moved from the warmer climes of Ontario to Fernie, BC, in 2002. She thrives in the mountain air with her loved ones, Dave and Ella. The challenges of food production are greatly off-set by the incredible rewards of pushing the gardening boundaries and feasting on the harvested goods. Outside of her professional work as a paediatric physiotherapist, she enjoys many outdoor pursuits and dabbling in artistic endeavours.

Books by Helen McAllister