Rhonda Fleming Hayes has been gardening in some form or fashion since she was a child at her grandmother's side. After leaving her native California, and following along with her husband's career; this horticultural nomad has gardened in various locations in the South, the Midwest and England. She has been an Extension Master Gardener for 14 years; currently with the University of Minnesota. Her passions are kitchen gardening and growing habitat for wildlife. She still innocently believes that gardening is the way to world peace.