Jamie Christian is the Executive Director and founder of Lettuce Turnip the Beet Sustainability Collective©(2020) and co-founder and Executive Director of its predecessor Lettuce Turnip the Beet CSGA©(2015). LTBCSGA began as a school garden initiative and has bloomed into an organization that provides sustainability and regenerative agriculture education to schools and communities in South Western PA. Jamie teaches “attainable sustainability and agriculture” methods that illustrate how to use easily obtainable materials to build, cultivate, and sustain a beautiful life. She is a lifetime lover of food, agriculture, and the environment. In 2017 Ms. Christian moved on from a 15 year career in finance to the fulltime operation of LTBCSGA . She has continued her education through certification programs include Master Naturalist, Master Gardener, permaculture, mycology, solar and alternative energy, and biomimicry. LTBSC's current programs are Little Sprouts (birth-5yr), Farming Friends (K-8), and Sustainability Sleuths (3-8). BLOOM (Building Lives Outside of Our Military), a therapeutic and vocational transition program, will launch in the spring of 2021 and provide services to military veterans. She is also the co-director and co-creator of The Metavasi Project (a collaboration with The School of Mindful Arts, Pittsburgh PA) , a program that assists at risk middle school students with a successful transition to high school. Jamie is an advocate of education in sustainability, mindfulness, and farm to cafeteria/ farm to school programs for all pre-primary – secondary schools, her future endeavors are focused on changing education policy to support these initiatives. Jamie is a single mother of 2 boys (Christian 11yr and Crosby James 1yr), 2 dogs and a rabbit, she resides in South Park PA. She loves being a mom and teacher, meditation, cooking, gardening, music, dance, reading, the outdoors, and writing curriculum to share with her boys and students.