Catherine is an avid gardener who loves cooking with the fresh vegetables she grows in her community garden. If you need recipe ideas or enjoy geeking out about food, she can definitely help you out! She has served in various leadership roles on her local community garden’s garden committee and enjoys fostering community through gardening. Always eager to learn more, she recently started a year-round gardening program at her community garden, where gardeners explored methods for season extension, including building hoop houses and cold frames. Catherine is also a designer and maker who has worked for many years in higher-ed as an educator and director of a making facility. She also designs and makes furniture and other functional objects.