FOSTER, Steven. American, b. 1957. Genres: Photography, Medicine/Health. Career: Shaker Community, Sabbathday Lake, ME, herbalist, 1974-78; Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), director of Herb Garden Project in Santa Cruz, CA, 1979; Ozark Resources Center, Brixey, MO, research director of Ozark Beneficial Plant Project, 1983-87; freelance writer, technical editor, photographer, and consultant in Eureka Springs, AR, 1987-. Izard Ozark Native Seeds, proprietor, 1983-88. Member of boards of directors and advisory boards. Publications: (and photographer) Herbal Bounty: The Gentle Art of Herb Culture, 1984; (with J.A. Duke and photographer) A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants: Eastern and Central North America, 1990; Echinacea: Nature's Immune Enhancer, Healing Arts Press, 1991; (with Yue Chongxi) Herbal Emissaries: Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West, 1992; (with R. Caras) A Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants of North America, 1994. Photographer for books by B. Conrow and A. Hecksel. Address: P.O. Box 1343, Fayetteville, AR 72702, U.S.A.