David King has been a gardener for over 50 years, specializing in edible plants. He is a published author on gardening and beekeeping, in addition to humorous essays and poetry. After completing the Gardening and Horticulture Program, he was on the UCLA Research management team. He has taught Soils for UC's Master Gardener Program for over 1o years and was made an Honorary Master Gardener. King's work in urban agriculture in Los Angeles shows up in support of community gardening, urban bee keeping, seed saving and fowl husbandry. He does what he teaches as a seed saver, beekeeper, gardener and orchardist. A long standing member of Seed Savers Exchange and the American Community Gardening Association (former board member), he is the Founding Chair of the Seed Library of Los Angeles as well as the Gardenmaster of The Learning Garden on the grounds of Venice High School. He is the only instructor in Extension to have a Scottish Terrier for a TA and has taught for the Horticulture & Gardening program for ten years.