Rebecca Reider works as an organic farming advocate and journalist, and is also a community environmental activist and performing spoken word poet. Her first book, “Dreaming the Biosphere”, won a ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Medal, and an Arizona Book Award. She has also released two poetry CDs as Redwood Reider. She is currently writing a book on spiritual principles for environmental activists. Born and raised in California, she currently lives on the South Island of New Zealand.