ELIZABETH AND CROW MILLER
Elizabeth and Crow Miller have been working together as a gardening team for five years. Combining their unique talents, they have become the nation's leading experts on maintaining a healthy and productive garden.
Elizabeth and Crow Miller have established Agri-Balance, a Sustainable Farming, Gardening, and Landscaping Consultancy, to assist those who want to establish or convert their chemical productions into 100% organic methods that are ecologically and economically sound. Mr. Miller has also established his own organic farm in St. James, Long Island, which has evolved into the Spring Meadow School of Organic Farming and Gardening, nationally recognized as one of the few places in the country where one can learn sustainable agriculture in a" hands-on" environment.
Elizabeth and Crow have written, lectured, and taught throughout their career, both noted as true and tireless advocates of a return to natural farming.
Crow Miller's first book" Let's Get Growing" is a 385 page comprehensive Guidebook to Organic Growing. On the New York Times Top Ten List of How-To Books, "Let's Get Growing" has become a standard of reference for organic gardeners.
Elizabeth and Crow Miller have just completed" Our Garden: A Homeowner's Guide To Organic Growing", due to be published in the Spring of 1996. Elizabeth and Crow are now collaborating on a novel" A Trip Back In Time", detailing Crow's experience with the Amish in Pennsylvania during the 1970's
Elizabeth Miller has had extensive experience as a writer and editor, publishing articles for such magazines as Young Miss and Divorce Magazine. Her columns on Natural Health and Beauty have been copyrighted, and she is well-known for her essays on ethics and philosophy. Her unique style has earned her accolades from teachers and scholars alike.
Elizabeth's interest in health has directed her towards the fitness industry. An aerobics instructor and member of the AFAA for fitness instructors, Elizabeth has also studied jazz dance in New York City, and taught yoga. A former fashion model in New York City, Elizabeth is a staunch advocate of animal rights, has worked with horses all her life and continues to promote kindness to animals as a way of life.
Elizabeth Miller has also had extensive work experience in the entertainment industry working as a tour manager and promoter of such bands as Cab Calloway and the Manhattan Transfer. She has worked with such megastars as Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, and James Taylor.
Crow Miller's experience as a writer is well-documented, having written columns for 22 newspapers in the five-state area since 1976. Crow has written for Countryside Magazine for seven years. He has also written freelance articles for Organic Gardening Magazine,
Farmstead Magazine, Farming Uncle, and The Metropolitan Gardener. Published in both the 1993 and 1994 edition of" Lunar Organic Gardener", Crow Miller is considered "the authority" on organic gardening on the eastern seaboard.
Crow Miller has been an organic farmer for over 25 years, beginning his career in 1970 working with and learning from "Old Zeb", an Amish farmer, until 1975. Since then, Crow has managed four commercial organic farms, in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He taught at the Deep Run School of Homesteading in Pennsylvania for two years, Adult Education in the three village area of Long Island for four years, and is the founder and educational director of Spring meadow School of Farming and Gardening in St. James, N.Y.
Elizabeth and Crow Miller hosted their own radio show" Let's Get Growing", on WGBB 1240 AM, Sundays from 4-5 p.m.. A call-in talk show on principles of organic gardening. Mr. Miller has been interviewed on the Joe Roberts Show ,and on WBLI,WUSR and WALK. Crow has also appeared on" Live with Regis and Kathy Lee", WABC, "The Joel Martin Show", Channel 6, Channel 55 News, News 12 Long Island, Channel Four News with ira Joe Fischer, and was the News 12 Long Island Earth Day Spokesman for 1995. Both Elizabeth and Crow are scheduled to appear on Lifetime Television's" Our Home" in February of 1996.
Elizabeth Miller was educated at the. Colorado Rocky Mountain School, near Aspen, Colorado, where she learned a deep appreciation for the outdoors. Kayaking, hiking trips modeled on the rigorous program Outward Bound, and time spent in the Tetons of Wyoming studying the wildflowers and fauna instilled a heartfelt connection for nature. Elizabeth has studied at Colorado College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hobart-William Smith, and SUNY Stonybrook, majoring in English and Philosophy. She speaks fluent Spanish, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Elizabeth Miller has been awarded many scholarships, in addition to being named in the Who's Who list of American Professionals, a Phi Beta Kappa, and recognized as being in the top 1% of the student body at MaryMount College.
Crow Miller has been awarded by the community and the nation as a man of vision and leadership. Recipient of the esteemed" Giraffe Award" in 1990 for courageous actions that illumine all our lives, and manifest the truth that people who believe in themselves and care for others can meet the challenges that life presents. In 1991, Crow received the Award for Improving the Quality of Life on Long Island by WGSM Radio. Yet another recognition, Crow was awarded the Award for community Service from Suffolk County Executive Robert Gaffney. The Rotary Club of Smithtown gave him the 1995 Service Above Self Award for Mr. Miller's tireless fight against hunger and homelessness. The Award for Awareness, Sensitivity, and Outstanding Contributions to Fellow Long Islanders was bestowed upon Mr. Miller in appreciation for his work from Farmingdale University, in addition to the Certificate of Appreciation Ending Hunger Now- New Jersey.