Lia Leendertz is a freelance garden writer who shares an allotment with several friends near her home in Bristol. A regular contributor to The Guardian and The Telegraph, she is a long-time advocate of organic and community growing, and has written many books on the subject. She has an award-winning blog, Midnight Brambling, and was the author of My Tiny Veg Plot - the first title in Pavilion's innovative gardening series. An award-winning writer and photographer, Mark Diacono led the garden team at River Cottage and continues to run courses and events at River Cottage HQ. He was Garden Journalist of the Year at the Garden Media Awards in 2011 and has collaborated with Lia Leendertz on several books including My Tiny Veg Plot.