Stephen Albert is a horticulturist, master gardener, University of California instructor, and certified nurseryman. Stephen taught in the landscape design program at the extension college of the University of California at Berkeley for nearly three decades. He served as a director and president of the master gardeners of Sonoma County, Unversity of California, Davis. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Iowa. His practical gardening books are The Kitchen Garden Grower’s GuideVegetable Garden Almanac & Planner, and Tomato Grower’s Answer Book. His online course for gardeners is the Vegetable Garden Growers’ Masterclass.