About the Author

Michael Keith Olson is an agriculturalist and journalist. He has produced, written, and photographed news for the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner newspapers, NBC, ABC, the Australian Broadcast Commission, and KQED Public Television. His previous book, MetroFarm, is a PMA Ben Franklin Book-of-the-Year award winner. Olson is the executive producer and host of Food Chain Radio, a syndicated talk show, and is currently president of the MO MultiMedia Group in Santa Cruz, California, where he lives with his family. His father, Robert “Pat” Olson, served aboard the USS Dale from 1942 to 1945.