Victoria Chown and Kim Walker both studied Herbal Medicine at Westminster University. Kim is currently completing a PhD on Cinchona at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Royal Holloway, University of London. Victoria worked at Neal's Yard Remedies for six years providing natural health and beauty advice. Together they set up Handmade Apothecary. They are the authors of the bestselling The Handmade Apothecary, which focuses on foraging outdoors for herbs to create your own herbal medicines.