Expert okra enthusiast Chris Smith writes regularly for Heirloom Gardener, as well as contributing blog posts to Mother Earth News and the Farmers’ Almanac. His presentations on the versatility of okra have delighted audiences at food and farming festivals and fairs throughout the Southeast. He is the executive director of The Utopian Seed Project, communications manager for Sow True Seed in Asheville, North Carolina, and serves on the boards of The People’s Seed and Slow Food Asheville. A native of the United Kingdom, Smith has a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Manchester. His short stories have been published in Nashville Review, Mid-American Review, and The Manchester Review.Chris will be speaking at the Maryland, Pennsylvania Fairs
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