Liz Hamilton has been a plant nut her whole life. Growing up in the D.C. metro area, she spent her childhood visiting the historic gardens and parks of the East Coast. While in college, she spent her summers on Capitol Hill working at the United States Botanical Gardens, and the US National Arboretum as a horticultural assistant. She has a BS & MS in Parks Management, and after moving to the Salt Lake Valley in 2007, completed an additional BS in Horticulture from Utah State University. The last four years Liz has worked as a Horticulturist for Salt Lake County stationed out of Wheeler Historic Farm managing the grounds care of several different park locations totaling around 100 acres. From fruit tree pruning and vegetable gardening to native habitat restoration and design, she has worn a lot of different hats in the field but is most passionate about edible landscaping and unusual species. In 2018 she started a small horticulture consulting business that lets her spend more time with her two little girls at home while still being firmly rooted in the SLV gardening community.