Ramona d’Viola is a micro-farmer, cyclist, and award-winning writer and photojournalist who earned her camera chops in the United States Marine Corps. An avowed world traveler, she’s roamed the globe participating in noteworthy events like the 1985 Women’s Tour de France, and the 2001 World Paddleboard Championships, in Noosa Heads, Australia. She's also the co-founder of the Santa Cruz Paddleboard Union, and the Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race, now an Olympic Qualifier. As a recipient of the San Diego Press Club's "Excellence in Journalism Award," d'Viola is a frequent contributor to publications throughout the West. When she's not planting seedlings, or pulling weeds, she can be found marauding the backroads and byways of Lake County, Calif., aboard Giacomo—her bitchin' Italian bicicletta, or chillin’ with Little Miss Wills Ellis, her chatty calico cat.