Robert Kourik has written 19 books on various environmental topics. This includes his classic book—Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape—which has been in print since 1986. He has received two gold-medal awards from the Garden Writers of America. With over 100 freelance articles, including seven for the New York Times, he has a reputation for in-depth books and articles on gardening and environmental lifestyles. He has been gardening organically and consulting on sustainable edible landscapes for over 30 years.