Rebecca Louie


Rebecca Louie loves a good story. For over a decade, she has uncovered them for print and the web, chronicling innovators, artists, and the surprises in everyday life.

A certified NYC Master Composter, beekeeper and all-around green girl, Rebecca is the author of the critically-acclaimed book, "Compost City: Practical Composting Know-How for Small-Space Living." It has been featured in Rodale's Organic Life magazine, The Denver Post, Edible Manhattan, Tree Hugger and more.

A former features writer at The New York Daily News and arts editor at Vibe magazine, Rebecca's work has appeared in outlets including The Associated Press, New York Daily News, USA Weekend, Cosmopolitan, Latina, Vibe, Complex, Missbehave, Essence, Interview, Paper, Uptown and The Village Voice. In 2011, her essay "B-boys and Beyond" was featured in the book Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, a definitive opus celebrated in the GRAMMY Museum exhibit of the same name. A globetrotter and adventurer, Rebecca contributes luxury travel stories to Select clips from her portfolio are above.

Rebecca is the recipient of a 2013 Work-In-Progress Grant (Contemporary Fiction Category) from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, a William Plumer Potter award in fiction and a writing fellowship at Artcroft. Her fiction has appeared in Alimentum: The Literature of Food.

A city and country girl, Rebecca splits her time between New York and the Catskill mountains. She enjoys cooking, snowboarding, traveling and making things grow.

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Yes, Rebecca plays with worms. Learn about how she helps New Yorkers get down to earth with elegance as The Compostess.

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