Nancy Gift is an assistant professor of environmental studies and acting director of The Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Previously, she wrote a book of garden essays, A Weed by Any Other Name: The Virtues of a Messy Lawn, or Learning to Love the Plants We Don't Plant (Beacon Press, May 2009).
Praise for A Weed by Any Other Name:
NY Times Book Review, Dominique Browning: “I can thank Gift, a highly trained weed scientist, for the day I gave up on my lawn and planted clover."
The Ethicurean, Holly Hickman: "Gift knows her stuff.”
The Midwest Book Review: “...a read that anybody who wants a new philosophy of lawn care will love.”