Courtney Long believes that communities can be strengthened and empowered economically and socially through beautifully designed landscapes infused with the power of sufficient holistic food systems. Her journey to create the perfect symbiotic environment between community, human, landscape, and food, stems from her philosophy that our environment can be productive, therapeutic, and healthy for us and the beautiful planet we share.
The seed of her education germinated at Iowa State University where she has received her BLA and MS for Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Agriculture where she wrote her thesis about, Local Food Accessibility. Courtney has continued her training and received the Certificate of Healthcare Garden Design from the world renowned Chicago Botanical Gardens. As a speaker, Ms. Long presented nationally on topics of local food programming while she was Iowa State University's Sustainability Coordinator.