Sierra Laverty is an plant health consultant with a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture from Oregon State University where she focused on soil health, entomology and plant pathology. She is one of only 40 Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association Certified Plant Diagnosticians. Sierra has taught hundreds of residents about plant health through the Idaho Botanical Garden since 2016, where she oversaw the health of 15+ acres of valuable plant collections. Sierra is now an Adult Education Specialist with the Idaho Botanical Garden, while pursuing a Masters in Science in Entomology.
Idaho’s green industry is challenged by a shortage of trained professionals. Idaho Plant Doctor supports Idaho's horticulture industry through home owner, nursery, landscape and agriculture industry consulting, and on-site employee training programs. IPD works in tandem with arborists, landscapers, designers, and nursery professionals to provide home and business owners with science-based solutions to plant health problems.