Barbara Berst Adams is author of the books Micro Eco-Farming: Prospering from Backyard to Small Acreage in Partnership with the Earth and The New Agritourism: Hosting Community & Tourists on Your Farm. Both were published by the traditional royalty publisher, New World Publishing of California. The New Agritourism is sought out and used by both the farming community and agriculture universities.
She is also a long-established print magazine feature article writer and photographer. Her more than 300 published credits, which include front cover feature stories, have appeared regularly in national and international magazines such as The Herb Companion, Acres USA, Heirloom Gardener, BackHome Magazine, Field & Feast, AgVentures Magazine, Mothering Magazine, Massage Magazine, Day Spa Magazine, The Growing Edge Magazine, Hobby Farms, Touch the Soil Magazine, Urban Farm and Hobby Farms Home.
Her photography credits include magazine cover photos, article openers and double-page spreads. Her work was chosen to contribute to the book, The Best of the Growing Edge International. She's had feature articles selected by university agriculture educators to use as part of their curriculum.
As a child her family gardened and farmed "regeneratively by default."
She loved spending time amidst her family's large food garden, berry
patches, and grapevines, feeding the wild birds and observing nature around
her. The times on her nearby grandparents' farm included hanging out in
her grandma's greenhouse, participating in the production of their crops, riding her pony, and raising ducklings and orphaned lambs.
She's traveled to and observed ecological and regenerative farming in many world locations. These include South Africa, England, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Canada and various USA states including those in she and her husband's favorite regions of the Pacific Northwest where their home is. She enjoys time in nature, their six grandkids, and continued travels.
Sampler of articles and/or photography featured on magazine covers