Amy was raised in Longmont, but it wasn’t until she left and thencame back that she truly appreciated its unique history and ecology. During eight years on the east coast, she studied cultural anthropology at Middlebury College, helped manage two organic farms, assisted in founding an urban ecovillage, and indulged a love of American history by working as a docent at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. After returning to Colorado, she spent three years honing her native and perennial plant knowledge by working at Harlequin’s Gardens and with Boulder County Parks and Open Space. Amy received her Permaculture Design Certification in 2018 and went on to found Left Hand Landscaping, a permaculture based landscaping company, with Harlequins colleague Kerstin Hoesel. Amy is committed to permaculture education and exploring the intersection of ecological restoration and food production.