Julia Watkins

Author & Conservationist

Julia Watkins is the author of Simply Living Well and Gardening for Everyone and the creator of the popular Instagram account @simply.living.well, where she shares about living simply, slowly, and sustainably. A lifelong lover of the natural world, Julia has worked in environmental and natural resource management for most of her life and has a graduate degree in conservation science and policy. Along with her husband Scott, Julia co-founded Lookfar Conservation in 2016, a nonprofit that supports conservation and restoration projects around the world. When she’s not experimenting with new recipes and remedies, you can find her in her art room crafting with her children or in her garden growing veggies, herbs, and edible flowers. Julia lives in an old farmhouse on the northshore of Chicago with her family.

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