Jo Ann is co-author, with her husband, Jigs, of Gardens of Use & Delight about their 30 years sojourn in Canada, reclaiming and landscaping a backlands farm. She and Jigs have lectured on their book at many venues here and abroad. Her latest book is Seeds of Transcendence: Understanding the Hebrew Bible Through Plants. Her husband, Jigs Gardner, is an essayist on the essential aspects of rural life, literature, politics, and greenism. He has written for magazines and journals in the U.S. and Canada, and is associate editor of the St. Croix Review "a thoughtful magazine for thoughtful people" in St. Croix, Minnesota, where he recently addressed the magazine's annual banquet.