A woman sitting on top of a wooden bench.

Kathy Stevens is a retired teacher, Master Gardener and certified Master Herbalist.  For many years Kathy lived in California where she cared for a large herb garden at a local elementary school.  She is past president of the San Joaquin Herb Society and the author of two herb books, The Herb Garden Club and The Herb Garden Club, season2.

Both books were inspired by the Crestwood Elementary School Herb Garden in Visalia, California.  Years ago, Kathy worked with students, parents, and staff to create this special garden.  It is home to 30 herbs and a variety of birds, butterflies, and other little critters.  Kathy hosted a weekly herb garden club for interested students.  The history, folklore, stories, herb crafts, and tasty recipes are now featured in her books.

Today Kathy and her husband Stan live on a tree farm in Raymond, Washington.  Their sixty-acre farm is home to Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, alder, and cedar trees.  Kathy loves to walk the forest, learning to identify and use a wide variety of medicinal plants.  She plans to continue hosting classes and workshops for students and teachers in her new home.

Be sure to visit Kathy’s blog on this website to discover additional stories, crafts, and delicious recipes.

You can also fine Kathy on her timeless traditions Facebook page.