Lia grew up in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, and, after attending college and the Foundation Year in Anthroposophy at Emerson College in England, completed her biodynamic apprenticeship with the Severn Valley Biodynamic Land Training group. She came to Turtle Tree Seed at Camphill Village in 2009, and has been managing the seed garden and co-managing the business of Turtle Tree Seed ever since. She has recently presented at such venues as the Northeast Organic Seed Conference at NOFA-NY and the Seed Sovereignty Day presented by NOFA-Mass, as well as seed starting, saving, and growing workshops given at Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed Initiative.