Betty became involved with LDA in 2013 when, with 7 other Maine women, she joined the Stroller Brigade March on Washington for meaningful chemical reform. Most recently, Betty co-presented webinars on how to maintain health and safety during a pandemic, for ourselves and our families using basic science education and housekeeping techniques. In addition to teaching sustainable housekeeping skills, Betty is an urban farmer with Herban Works, a cooperative enterprise in downtown Lewiston, Maine. Growing culinary and medicinal herbs to make products for sale, her focus with Herban Works is to create a strong community, through skill building, and employment opportunities for our most vulnerable citizens. Having experienced the challenges and long-term effects of undiagnosed special needs in her family, Betty is grateful and inspired to her join her LDA collaborators as we build a stronger, safer, and more inclusive community.