Tasha Greer is an epicurean homesteader and writer focused on simple, sustainable living. In addition to her two books, Weed-Free Gardening and Grow Your Own Spices, her articles appear on various websites and in print journals for outlets like Mother Earth News, Modern Farmer, The Grow Network, Morning Chores, The Thrifty Homesteader, and on her own website Simplestead.com. Tasha also produces a free periodic magazine, available on her website, called Epicurean Living with ideas on how to live well through moderation and environmental simplicity.
A former Washington, DC, legal administrator turned full-time homesteader and writer, Tasha’s obsession with great food, gardening, and environmentally-beneficial living led her to create her dream homestead in beautiful Surry County, North Carolina. There she raises goats, chickens, ducks, worms, and more on a 10-acre property with lots of help from her partner in good living, Matt Miles.
About 1.5 acres of her homestead is covered with fruit trees and bushes, nuts, a personal vineyard, perennial vegetables, herbs, spices, annual vegetables, a greenhouse, and several ponds. She uses hand tools, organic matter, and a mix of permaculture, edible landscaping, ecological, and traditional gardening techniques to grow abundant food and natural beauty.
Additionally, Tasha teaches classes related to edible landscaping and organic gardening. She also makes educational videos on homesteading and gardening and has created programs for The Grow Network, Mother Earth News, and other outlets. Tasha volunteers with garden organizations in her community. As a former market farmer, specializing in growing and selling herbs, spices, and mushrooms, she also maintains close ties to her local farming community.