Christina Ward is a Wisconsin native and Master Food Preserver for Milwaukee County. Through her popular food preservation classes, she has taught thousands of people to safely can, dehydrate, and ferment. She credits the punk rock/DIY scene for instilling a sense of community of sharing. She has mentored and assisted dozens of micro-food businesses and non-profit urban agriculture organizations. She writes about food history and preservation for numerous publications, including: Edible Magazine, Remedy Quarterly, The Runcible Spoon, The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, and more.