Wendy Johnson has been practicing Zen meditation since 1971. She is a lay ordained dharma teacher in the traditions of Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and the San Francisco Zen Center. Wendy is one of the founders of the Organic Farm and Garden Program at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center where she lived and practiced for 25 years. Since 1990 Wendy has been teaching engaged Zen meditation and dharma and ecology retreats nationwide. She is the author of Gardening at the Garden’s Gate (Bantam Books, 2008) and a quarterly columnist since 1995 for Tricycle, The Buddhist Review.