Sue Sie grew up living next door to a German family in NJ who practiced permaculture before it became a word. Her family relocated to PA where she worked at Burpee’s Fordhook Farms during summer breaks and started her own back yard garden. She began her studies at Penn State University in Biology, transitioned to Landscape Architecture and graduated with a B.S. in Architecture in 1982. She worked in NJ firms until 1989 when she moved up to Rhinecliff and began her own practice, Sie Designs. Throughout her career, she has maintained her love for living systems. In 2016 she enrolled in Omega Institute’s Ecological Literacy Immersion Program. This brought about her initiative to increase local food security by helping people grow their own food- “Back Yard to Table”. She also created the Rhinecliff Sustainability Series at the Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff, NY and co-founded the Morton Seed Library.