Rachel Laase is a lover of the soil, seeds, and all that blooms after studying traditional printmaking and textiles in college, she felt the need to return to the land, to the garden, and left her urban life behind to move to Mendocino County to pursue a life of homesteading. She is a budding herbalist and has spent the last 4 years working as a farmer/educator for the education and research non-profit, Ecology Action in Mendocino County. She is also is on the Board of Directors for the organization. Although she loves farming, she is currently transitioning into the role as the 1Million Redwood Project/Native Species Manager for For The Wild. Rachel is also the co-founder of the non-profit Victory Gardens for Peace, helping to shed light on the issues of modern-day agriculture and our current food systems while strengthening communities through localization and subsistence farming. Her life is dedicated to helping others, creating peaceful ways to work through and help solve the current challenges we face as a species and to honor and protect Our Mother.