Derek Markham



Gardening, Technology, Transportation


Derek Markham is a green living expert who started writing for Treehugger in 2012. Focusing on technology, transportation, and gardening, among other topics, Markham’s stories remain some of Treehugger’s most popular.


Based in southwestern New Mexico, Markham describes himself as a “digital dad with an analog streak,” much of which he details on his natural parenting site, Natural Papa. Markham has also earned numerous accolades for his tweets, and has been included in numerous “top green Twitter account” lists, including those from Huffington Post, Greenhouse Neutral Foundation, Greenopolis, Greenopia, and OpenForum.

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