Cindy Brown enjoys a career as a community volunteer in her hometown of Marietta, Ohio. She has been an active Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer since 2011. From 2012 to 2014, she coordinated a community garden program operated by Washington County Harvest of Hope, a local food rescue organization. She has since served on their board, several committees, and enjoys driving the truck that picks up and delivers food to local pantries. She has been a member of Marietta in Bloom from its beginning and maintains an “adopted” bed in a residential neighborhood. And when she wants a little rest and relaxation, she sorts “trash” at the Marietta Area Recycling Center. Cindy’s love of gardening and the natural world go back to early childhood and her parents’ reverence for all growing things. She was honored to have her Kentucky home included in two garden tours and featured in a local garden magazine. Her current focus is on native plants, sustainable landscaping, and “bringing nature home” to her garden. Cindy retired in 2009 after 24 years as Director of Boone County Public Library District in Northern Kentucky. During her career, she served on the boards of several state and regional library associations, local literacy and extension councils, and local government and agency boards.