Joan Bartley is a grandma, mom, and retired educator who is not yet tired of learning and teaching. Growing up on the Canadian prairies, the exemplary practices of a mother's and grandmother's mindful prudence and care of our environment and resources has been foundational to the greening mission happening at the family's west coast vacation property. With fewer contracts at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Education, Joan leaves writing about learning and teaching and the traditional classroom behind for the new learning, practice, and teaching that is evolving when pottering about the family's forested property and managing a sustainable "island cottage". Tracy Bartley is a Canadian living with her husband and their two daughters in suburban Los Angeles and dreaming of their next visit to their island cottage in British Columbia. When she's not digging in the dirt, or off on a hike, she works as an administrator of an artist's estate. An avid gardener and backyard chicken keeper, she has also written for the blogs Sew Green and Two Green Chickens. She believes in the power of community, that planting trees can change the world, and blogs about her everyday at jumilla stories.