Sarah Owens received a bachelor of arts with an emphasis in ceramics from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky and is the owner of BK17 Bakery, an artisan microbakery. After receiving a certificate from the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture, she spent six years as curator of the historic Cranford Rose Garden and the Rose Arc Pool at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Prior to joining BBG, Sarah worked at many gardens in the New York City area, including those of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Battery Conservancy. Whether it be clay, soil, or dough, Sarah seems to always have her hands busily working a malleable medium. She is the author of Sourdough winner of the 2015 James Beard Foundation Book Award (Baking and Dessert).