About the author
Julia Watkinsis a mother and maker who creates and writes from her home in Chicago. A lifelong lover of the natural world, Julia has a graduate degree in conservation science and policy and has worked in environmental and natural resource management for most of her life. Along with her husband, Scott, Julia co-founded Lookfar Conservation in 2016, a nonprofit that supports conservation and restoration projects in Africa and Latin America. Julia hosts the popular Instagram account @simply.living.well, where she shares about living simply and sustainably. She also writes for magazines, including a recent piece on sustainable crafting for kids for House of Huckleberry and zero-waste, plant-based recipes for Plants are Magic.