Julia Watkins is the author of Simply Living Well and Gardening for Everyone and the creator of the popular Instagram account @simply.living.well, where she shares about living simply, slowly, and sustainably. A lifelong lover of the natural world, Julia has worked in environmental and natural resource management for most of her life and has a graduate degree in conservation science and policy from Duke University. Julia and her husband are the co-founders of Lookfar Conservation, a nonprofit that supports conservation and restoration projects in Africa and Latin America. When she’s not experimenting with new recipes and remedies, you can find her in her art room crafting with her children or in her garden growing veggies, herbs, and edible flowers. Julia lives with her family in an old farmhouse on the north shore of Chicago.