Betsy, a recent transplant from the Midwest, is a self-employed landscape horticulturist and designer. She grew up gardening, camping, hiking, and canoeing. “My parents taught us to enjoy and appreciate nature. My earliest memories are of being in the veggie garden with my mom. My dad taught me how to canoe as well as compost, prune, and dig a Christmas tree. I still remember our Saturday morning trips to the recycling center.” Betsy grew up in northeast Ohio but has also lived in central Indiana, northern Virginia, The Netherlands, and upstate New York. She took her first horticulture course while living in Ithaca, New York, but didn’t earn her degree from Purdue University till 10 years later. For Betsy, being an environmental steward is about the small choices we make every day, and being a part of Sustainable Wenatchee means the chance to share her knowledge and enthusiasm.