Alex Valk is a writer, gardener, and communications consultant. She has written for local and national titles in the UK about the environment, gardening and human rights. She also has 10 years experience running communications projects for UK charities and businesses. She is also a professional horticulturalist, and writes about plants and the environment on her blog verygreengardener. Alex lives with her husband, two children and her ever-evolving garden in Birmingham, England.