Michaela Nonhebel grew up working in the garden with her grandparents. They lived in Germany and gardening helped get the family through in the years after World War II. Her mother’s dad was a professional gardener, growing food at a factory for the cafeteria, and her father’s parents had a big garden. Her parents owned restaurants and hotels, and when she was 10, Michaela grew her own herb garden, the produce from which she sold to her parents for pocket money. Not a bad way to grow up.