Renate Sander-Regier is a writer and educator living in rural West Quebec, where she is in the process of restoring native plant biodiversity to the fields surrounding her home. She has returned to graduate studies in geography at the University of Ottawa, where she is studying the relationship between human beings and the natural environment as manifested through current ecologically oriented gardening movements. Renate is also the author of the soon-to-bepublished Autumn Wild, a personal geography through a West Quebec season, written under the pseudonym Robin Stone.