Katie Vincent is a longtime horticulturalist, gardener, herbalist and educator with a special
affinity for relational ecology and its application to human-designed spaces and restoration
projects. They currently lecture for UW School of Landscape Architecture’s PNW Plant
Identification and Management course, as well as own and operate Tending Alive ecological
Katie acted as lead steward for Bastyr University’s medicinal herb gardens and Sacred Seeds
Ethnobotanical Trail for 4 years, and taught the Horticultural Research & Grantwriting course for
the university’s Holistic Landscape Design program. Prior to that, they served for 4 years as a
community educator for Tilth Alliance and the Garden Hotline all over King County. They have
worked with plants professionally over 17 years in the Pacific Northwest, with a strong
background in propagation and cultivation. Katie has taught for University of Washington, Bastyr
University, Tilth Alliance and more.
As an educator, Katie values “staying with the trouble” (as Donna Haraway would say) through
challenging conversations around equity, ecology and land sovereignty, and building the
resilience to keep chewing on the unanswerable ecological design questions of our time.
They are a big fan of beavers, and reside in the Snoqualmie Valley where they also enjoy
writing poetry, tracking wildlife and paddleboarding.