Lauren Landers Title: Home and Gardening Writer Education: Endicott College Location: Sullivan, Maine Expertise: Organic gardening, pollinator gardening, native plants, sustainability, weedless gardening, spall space gardening, raised bed gardening, landscape design, vegetable and herb gardening, medicinal plants. Lauren Landers is a freelance writer and gardening enthusiast with a passion for sustainability, pollinators, and organic gardening. After graduating from college, Lauren ran a small 2-acre organic farm for 3 years, before dedicating herself to writing full-time. With over 10 years of professional writing experience, Lauren hopes to inspire others to garden more, grow their own organic food, and create pollinator friendly outdoor spaces.Highlights• Master Gardener Volunteer, University of Maine• Lauren runs Zero Waste Homestead, a blog dedicated to gardening, homesteading, DIY, green homes and conscious living.• With over 10 years of professional writing and editing experience, Lauren has been published by other gardening and eco-friendly publications, including Gardening.org and BookScouter.com.• Areas of expertise include organic and pollinator gardening, native plants, composting, sustainable practices, vegetable and herb gardening, medicinal plants, raised bed and small space gardening, weedless gardening and landscape design. Experience A nature enthusiast and garden lover, Lauren is dedicated to sustainable living and organic gardening. With hands-on experience running a small organic farm, Lauren has continued her education by pursuing the Master Gardener Volunteer Training at the University of Maine.Lauren is a full-time freelance writer and her work has appeared on a number of beekeeping, sustainability, homesteading and gardening websites. She is also the owner of Zero Waste Homestead, a blog focused on conscious living and organic gardening.A life-long gardener, Lauren has recently been focusing her attention on the healing powers of gardening and food security. She also strives to encourage backyard gardeners to create pollinator habitats and eco-friendly outdoor spaces. Education Lauren studied English and history at Endicott College and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She also received the Senior Thesis Award for her exploration into folklore and literary studies. After moving to Maine, she enrolled in the Master Gardener Volunteer program at the University of Maine. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.