Rosa works at the intersection of ecology and healing; multicultural student of seeds soil and waterways, urban lot farmer, editor and small-time cartoonist. She is lucky to learn from many people who work lovingly with the land, and has been involved in agriculture most of her life, first in her mother’s bean patch, then as field hand, farmers market vendor, Student Action with Farmworkers intern, United Nations Foundation fellow, farm lease negotiator, and new student of earth jurisprudence. Her great-grandfather was the first person to teach her about the sanctity of apricots and time spent in silence. She comes from a long line of people who treated their food as medicine, wore their shoes until they wore out, and took naps in the heat of the afternoon.