Robert Kourik started his organic maintenance and landscape design company in 1975—long before the word sustainable “existed”. Since that time his designs, consulting and books have focused on organic and sustainable gardens, water management, drip irrigation and edible landscaping. Published (Metamorphic Press) eight books. Including: Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape – Naturally, 1986. Authored six other books. Including: The Lavender Garden, (Chronicle Books, 1998).