Cheryl, along with her husband Marc and daughter Normandie, operates Meeting Place Pastures in Cornwall, VT. They manage a custom cattle grazing and a sheep enterprise on approximately 900 acres of certified organic pasture land. Cheryl is also a grazing specialist with UVM Extension in Middlebury. She has been involved with NOFA-VT since 2004, and worked for Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC for 8 years. She and Marc met at the NOFA winter conference in 2008!
Abbie farms with her parents, Leon and Linda, at The Corse Farm Dairy, the family’s 6th generation, 150 year-old dairy in the hills of very southern VT. She is cheered on in her efforts by husband Dave (a local builder) and their two children, Eli and Niko. With a background in the Arts, a degree in Journalism/Global Studies, and a love of photography Abbie is committed to being an active, engaged member building a sustainable and organic VT food system.
Maggie Doninis the Farmland Access Program Director at the Vermont Land Trust. Her work focuses on how to help new and existing farmers access affordable farmland that supports their business viability and supports a healthy and thriving environment. Before working at VLT, Maggie worked for six years at the Intervale Center providing business planning to beginning farmers. In her free time Maggie enjoys cooking for friends, practicing yoga, and being outside.
Peter and his partner, Helen Whybrow, run Knoll Farm, a diversified organic berry and sheep farm, learning center and community gathering spot in the Mad River watershed where they’ve raised their daughters and hosted people and organizations for two decades. Peter also helps communities in northern New England to resolve matters of consequence to their lives, most often about working across differences in culture, power and ideology. Peter runs two large land justice collaborations between Tribes and conservationists in Oregon and Maine.
Todd began a life with honey bees with his younger brother Tom on the top field of their family farm when he was 12. In that year, he came to Vermont and committed to a life of beekeeping here.
After graduating from Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a major in vegetable crops and a minor in entomology, he worked with longtime beekeepers in the Finger Lakes region for two years. He later worked as an Apiary Inspector in Northern Vermont to stop the spread of disease in honey bees spilling over from Vermont into New York State. He helped to bring this disease under control and develop record-keeping systems and efficiencies. With a committed team, he grew Honey Gardens Apiaries to 1,900 colonies throughout the Champlain Valley of Vermont and the St. Lawrence River Valley of Northern New York State, helping to bring raw honey back to the area after 60-years where it was mostly absent. In addition, at Honey Gardens Apiaries he developed a line of honey-based traditional plant medicines. During that time, he also started developing mead, leading to his co-creation of Barr Hill gin.
In 2015, Todd became the steward of Thornhill Farm in Greensboro and began to grow organic rye and barley for their Thornhill Farm rye whiskey. After six years of growing, cleaning, and marketing organic grain in Vermont to bakeries and Caledonia Spirits, he also encourages grain farmers as President of the Northern Grain Growers Association. He believes bread and whiskey taste better with organic grain and has seen the soil health of his farm improve over six years of utilizing organic practices. He is a proud parent of two children who are also involved with agriculture in Vermont.
Sophia is an attorney and assistant professor at Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS), where she directs the Food and Agriculture Clinic, which provides law and policy services to food system organizations and stakeholders. Sophia also oversees the Vermont Legal Food Hub, a program that connects Vermont farmers and food businesses with free legal services. Sophia enjoys trying to grow vegetables and raise a few chickens in her Burlington backyard with her husband, son, and rascally dog.
For the past 15 years, Carolina has combined her passion for growing nourishing food with opportunities to facilitate meaningful learning experiences for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. She currently works as the Garden Education Manager with the Vermont Garden Network, coordinating programming at numerous community-based gardens at senior residences, parent-child centers, affordable housing sites, and at a community farm for resettled refugees. Her work is rooted in food sovereignty and empowering individuals to grow food for themselves and their community.
Prior to moving to Vermont in 2015, Carolina gardened year-round in rooftops and urban community gardens in her native landscape of Mexico City, while facilitating hundreds of workshops on organic gardening and nutrition education for adults and children. Her 30+ years of living, working, and gardening in Mexico have shaped Carolina’s experience as a woman in the nonprofit world, a hands-on garden educator, and an immigrant raising a bicultural/bilingual son in Vermont.
Carolina holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Vassar College (‘04) and numerous certifications in garden-based learning, agroecology, permaculture, herbalism, and Waldorf education. She honors the lessons she has learned from her own garden as her greatest teacher.
Becky fell in love with Vermont and organic farming during a high school semester at the Mountain School in Vershire, VT. Two subsequent summers working there confirmed that she wanted to pursue farming as a lifelong career and she began working on farms everywhere she could. After graduating from college, she managed an urban CSA for Denver Urban Gardens, eventually returning to Vermont to the Intervale Community Farm where she farmed for ten years.
In 2014, she joined her partner, Scott, at Singing Cedars Farmstead in Orwell, Vermont, and in 2016 began to work for UVM Extension. Her focus with Extension is working with vegetable growers on soil health management with a participatory approach that highlights the innovations and incredible knowledge of farmers.
Her admiration for the brilliance and deep kindness of farmers fuels her work both on and off the farm. Becky also loves spending time skiing, biking, and hiking, especially in the good company of her friends and family
Mieko is a mompreneur, born and raised in New York City, and a fourth-generation Japanese and Chinese American. She is the owner of a small business called Radiance Studios LLC, a marketing firm offering website and content strategy, digital marketing and personal branding, project management, and event production for small businesses and individuals. She is also the co-founder of the Vermont Womenpreneurs, serves as an Advisory Board Member of theVermont Farmers Market Association and as a Marketing and Direct Retail Commissioner for Governor Scott’s Future of Agriculture Commission, is a Board Member of the Intervale Community Farm, and recently joined Congressman Welch’s Business Advisory Council.
Formerly, Mieko was the Market Director of the Burlington Farmers Market, an Education Associate at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, a Program Director at Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and a Projects Coordinator at UVM's Office of Sustainability. With over 20 years of experiences in nonprofit education, environmental, and agricultural organizations, she brings a generalist and systems thinking perspective to the work she is involved in.
Mike is a 3rd generation Vermont farmer with a passion to see the farms in Northern New England survive and flourish. He graduated from VTC with a degree in Agribusiness Management, worked early on in the dairy feed business, then joined the family dairy and took over the farm in 1997. In 2000, Mike joined Morrison’s Custom Feeds and still works with farms all over Northern New England, from balancing rations, to pasture walks and improved forage management practices. He lives in Danville with his wife Julie, and enjoys snowshoeing, hiking, biking and kayaking.
Katie is an experienced agriculture professional who is passionate about ecosystem health and currently uses her expertise to support farmers and processors through organic certification with Vermont Organic Farmers. Katie is originally from Wisconsin and holds a B.S. in Plant Science & Ecology, with an emphasis in Eco Ag from The Evergreen State College (2006). Katie's experience ranges from managing large and small specialty crop production systems, conducting agricultural research and consultation, and providing ag education and outreach services. She has worked for public and private organizations and previously ran her own diversified farm in Wisconsin growing vegetables, flowers, and pastured poultry for farmers' market, CSA, and restaurant sales. When she's not working, Katie can be found in her gardens, or cooking and preserving the harvest. She loves spending time outdoors exploring, camping, and getting out on the water with her family.
Lindsey is a communicator and educator passionate about inspiring imagination for a more just world and cultivating positive change in the food system. Originally from Vermont, she journeyed west to study environmental science and strategic communication at the University of Denver, where she explored her interest in equitable food systems through field research on small-scale farms. Following a career in science and outdoor education, she worked as a communicator and marketer for a number of community-based environmental and social organizations, including The Nature Conservancy and Ballet Vermont/The Farm to Ballet Project. When not at work, she enjoys gardening, exploring the state via bike or skis, and trying to transform old fabric into new clothes on her trusty sewing machine.
Paige is from St. Albans, and carries licensure as a Certified Public Bookkeeper through the NACPB. She loves numbers and organization which is why she became a bookkeeper. Paige started her career bookkeeping working with a business consultant who worked with a lot of agricultural clients and found that she enjoyed working with that industry the most. It feels good to be able to help Vermont farmers who work so hard for their families and community. Paige loves the outdoors and travelling (even though she hates bugs!). Paige spends her free time with her fiancé and our two fur-babies. She love reading and doing crafts (cross-stitch, painting, photography, etc.)
Megan is a farmer, communicator, and community organizer whose interests, knowledge, and passion center on the continued viability of small-scale farming, and the redistribution of land, wealth, and power to achieve a just and sustainable food system. Megan grew up in New York City, graduated from Colby College in Maine, and completed a Masters in Leadership for Sustainability at the University of Vermont. She spent ten years working on and managing vegetable farms in MA and VT and is the co-owner of a small flower farm (that has been on hiatus since she had a baby in August 2021). Megan moved to Vermont in 2014 and was immediately taken with the strong agricultural community, so she stuck around! Among other things, Megan enjoys cooking, eating, traveling, swimming, growing plants, and spreading love.
Erin has held various positions at NOFA-VT since 2010 and currently leads our development and engagement team. She has been working and volunteering in a variety of capacities in food systems and sustainable agriculture issues in Vermont since 2005, including co-owning a small hill farm and sugarbush, growing community gardens, and managing a farmers market. While not at work, Erin enjoys living and working on her family's homestead, preserving, cooking, and eating yummy local foods, and being crafty.
Bill recently joined the team at NOFA-VT after working in livestock and meat value-added production. His background includes working on pastured livestock farms, retail and custom butchery, and most recently, business planning assistance for Vermont food makers at the Mad River Food Hub. He is excited to join the team at NOFA and be a part of the great work being done to support farmers statewide. Bill lives in Granville with his wife and young son, and spends his time gardening, making cider, and rounding up wayward chickens.
Nicole began working for Vermont Organic Farmers in 2003, the year after the National Organic Program regulations went into effect. Since that time, Nicole has worked to represent the views of Vermont organic producers at the National Organic Standards Board meetings and as a member of the Accredited Certifiers Association. She has served on the boards of OMRI and the Real Organic Project. Nicole has a BA from the University of Montana and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Education from the University of Vermont. In her past life, Nicole spent less time in front of a computer and more time wrangling poultry, grading apples with seconds to spare, and teaching people how to milk cows.
Johanna brings a background of food policy and organic agriculture to coordinating NOFA-VT's local food access programs. Originally from southeast Pennsylvania, Johanna grew her love for all things food in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and now Vermont. From working on small, organic diversified vegetable farms to supporting local producers through community-based non-profits, Johanna developed a passion for thinking radically and working collaboratively to build a just, equitable food system. She pursued a Master's in Food and Agriculture Law and Policy at the Vermont Law School to learn about the policies that shape our food system and is excited to work towards greater food access and sovereignty in Vermont and beyond. Johanna spends her free time baking and consuming pastries, gardening, and trying to burn off her dog Reya's inexhaustible energy.
Cailey grew up in a small town in central Vermont, where her family tended a large garden and raised chickens, and her first job after college was as a farm educator. She is excited to be joining the NOFA-VT team to strengthen the intersection between food systems, community health, and ecological sustainability. Most recently, she managed fundraising and partnership efforts at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in the San Francisco Bay Area, helping connect people to parks. Prior to that, she worked for domestic and international public health projects, including stints in Mali and Nepal. Cailey graduated from Carleton College and has a Master of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley. She loves time spent outdoors with her husband and daughter, whether that's hiking and camping, river rafting, skiing or digging in her backyard garden.
Andrew manages the Vermont Farmers Market Association and helps customers find farms through our Farms & Producers Directory. Andrew grew up in Pennsylvania attending a Waldorf school. After he graduated, his family moved (back) to Vermont, where he attended the University of Vermont. After a year with AmeriCorps VISTA doing poverty remediation work in Vermont and three years at an urban farm co-op in Portland, Oregon, Andrew got an M.S. at Antioch University New England focused on the food system and climate change. Prior to joining NOFA-VT in January 2021, Andrew spent three years working for the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA), as part of the team that puts on the Common Ground Country Fair. Andrew loves to cook and do all things related to food, including growing and processing it. He currently lives in central Vermont.
Lauren leads our Local Food Access team, striving to make local and organic food accessible to all Vermonters in both institutional and consumer settings. Lauren has been putting her weight behind sustainable agriculture and local food systems since 2011. She's worked on various livestock and vegetable farms, including a two-year chapter managing production and serving as a garden educator for the Seed to Table Program in central Oregon. Before joining NOFA-VT, Lauren was a member of the Food & Farm team at Vital Communities, where she oversaw a number of projects that strengthened connections between food and community. Her experience with those food access, farm-to-school, and farmer's market promotion projects informs her present work at NOFA-VT: bringing more chairs to the table of Vermont organic food. She is inspired by the creative work being done in this state to ensure that local, organic food feels relevant and accessible to all. In her free time, you'll often find her coopting friends into extensive dinners, heading out for a wander in the woods, or curling up with a good book by the fire.
Bay joined the Vermont Organic Farmers team in July of 2019 after a 6-year stint as manager of Green Mountain College Farm and 25 years as founder and manager of Doolittle Farm. This 30-plus years of farming experience included diversified organic livestock, organic vegetables, berries, and maple with retail, wholesale, and online distribution. Bay has served on various market and local community boards; she is currently on the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association Board. She holds an AS in Dietetics from Broward College and a BS in Holistic Health from Johnson State College. After hours she enjoys her garden, helps her kids with their farms, and entertains her 5 grandchildren.
Christine has spent her entire career working with community-based non-profit organizations in Vermont to grow, engage, and delight their audiences, and she's thrilled to work in service to the farmers sustaining her and her community. Christine's approach to mission-driven marketing and communications calls on the behavioral sciences, data, and anthropological approaches to story-telling. She's deeply passionate about using marketing concepts to shift culture and build social change movements, often reciting thought leader Seth Godin's catchphrase, "People like us do things like this," which invites us to align our messages with people's personal challenges and narratives so that they see themselves in our work building a more resilient food and farming system. Christine lives in Burlington and spends her spare time riding bikes, making art, hosting dinner parties, and transforming her backyard into a biodiverse urban homestead oasis.
Jaden Hill grew up in rural Pennsylvania, where she spent her time exploring the surrounding rivers, fields, and forests with her family. She recently graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Conservation Biology (Biology and Environmental Studies). Everything she does orbits around interconnectedness, whether that be farming, studying ecology, making art, or participating in community organizing. Now that she’s finished school, she’s excited to play with kids, hike, bike, canoe, cook, and, of course, meet new people, starting with folks at NOFA-VT!
Laura joined Vermont Organic Farmers in 2010 and quickly realized that her tendency toward rule following would finally be considered an asset. She's a native Vermonter and has been surrounded by and involved in the agricultural community for much of her life. When her childhood friend introduced her to their family cow, their flock of layers and the sweet scent of maple steam she became hooked for life. She successfully convinced her own family to dabble in homesteading and once she was old enough, began working on farms ranging from dairies to maple sugar operations to fruit, vegetable and flower farms. Nowadays she enjoys keeping a small flock of her own, tending her vegetable gardens and experiencing life with her husband and two children.
Maddie is passionate about advocating for a vibrant, equitable, ecologically resilient food system and has led NOFA-VT's policy work since 2015. Maddie grew up in Vermont and moved back in 2013 after spending five years living in Utah and Colorado working in outdoor education and on farms. Working on farms out west inspired her to dig into food-system and farm policy and advocate for change to help farms be more economically viable and climate-resilient. She is honored to be able to do this work in her home state to support Vermont's incredible farmers. She loves gardening, mountain biking, canoeing, and just about anything that involves being outside with her family. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, three sons, and two chocolate labs.
As the Office & IT Manager, Mark oversees technology systems and manages administrative tasks at NOFA-VT. They're from New York and hold an undergraduate degree in Humanities and a Master's degree in IT Management from Georgetown University. Prior to joining NOFA-VT/Vermont Organic Farmers, Mark worked for five years in the restaurant industry and spent a year and a half at August First in Burlington, where they became interested in agriculture and the farm-to-table movement. Their diverse background in technology and hospitality, along with their passion for sustainable agriculture, led them to work as the Office & IT Manager for NOFA-VT. Outside of work, Mark enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time in nature, as well as listening to podcasts, cultivating mushrooms, and exploring history. They also enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.
Zea draws upon years of successful outreach & education experience to build community and develop engaging programming at NOFA-VT. She grew up on a farm and her background includes work with zero waste & local food systems. She has coordinated farm-to-school and Buy Fresh Buy Local programs, managed an educational production farm, a Master Composter program, and more. Prior to this role, she led various projects and events for Vermont Fresh Network (and DigInVT). Zea currently serves on the board of her local food cooperative and lives in an eco-village. Contact her about on-farm workshops, pizza socials, farmer olympics, Agricultural Literacy Week, the Abenaki Land Link Project, and our Winter Conference. Please note that we no longer rent out the mobile oven or cater private events.
Jenn grew up in Addison County with two younger sisters and a menagerie of chickens, ducks, ponies, dogs, and cats. After a year abroad in Brazil as a high school student, she realized that her previous choice of college to become a veterinary nurse would not be the end, but a path to a master’s in wildlife biology and conservation. After living and working both as a refuge manager and biologist for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service for 12 years in Hawaii, Maine, and Massachusetts, she returned to Vermont to farm on a small piece of land in Royalton. Now in the 23rd year, Fat Rooster Farm is home for her, four indoor cats, a beloved dog, Freyja, and once again, a menagerie of heritage breed turkeys, chickens, guinea hens, peacocks, and organic vegetables and fruits. Her enthusiasm for finding solutions to food insecurity through sustainable agricultural practices is what excites her about being part of the team at NOFA-VT and VOF.
After a couple of seasons farming in California and Massachusetts, Jen came to Vermont in 2007 and spent the next five years working on and managing farms in the Intervale, growing diversified vegetables, pigs, and broiler chickens. Jen also spent time at the Intervale Food Hub, coordinating the subscription program and managing membership. In 2014, Jen completed their masters’ degree in Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont with a focus on USDA conservation programs and agricultural best management practices. After a few years providing business planning and educational services to beginning farmers in southern Vermont (an area which they now love), Jen joined the NOFA team in 2016, excited to work statewide with farmers of all experience levels.
Grace has served as Executive Director of NOFA-VT since 2019, bringing with her a lifelong commitment to work at the intersection of people, land, and justice. Prior to coming to NOFA-VT, Grace served as the Executive Director of a community center and synagogue in Burlington. Before moving to Vermont, Grace founded and directed Dig In Farm and Educational Center in Massachusetts, a working farm and living laboratory for young people to learn both about small-scale farming and social change movements. In earlier lives Grace served on the Farmer Education team at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association; ran a small farm at a residential school in the Sierra Nevada mountains while teaching a course called 'Peace Studies;' and picked tomatoes on a large certified organic farm in northern California. She is currently pursuing rabbinical ordination in addition to raising three small children on a mini homestead in Burlington with her partner Jacob.
Kyla uses her experience with livestock farming to certify farms as organic. Kyla graduated from UVM in 2008 with a B.S. in Environmental Science. After graduating she apprenticed on an organic vegetable farm which sparked her passion for sustainable agriculture. Afterward, she worked for an organic dairy in Addison County and fell in love with cows and dairying. Having spent her whole life in Vermont, Kyla decided to change scenery (and climates), living in California for 5 years working for a large organic dairy and family-owned farms as a farmer, administrative assistant, and event organizer. Kyla returned to Vermont in 2017 for a position at NOFA-VT. She currently serves on the boards of the Vermont Farm Show and VDIA (Vermont Dairy Industry Association). In her free time, Kyla enjoys spending time outdoors adventuring with her dog and farming in Randolph Center with her husband.
Katie is a native Vermonter who grew up surrounded by farms and has worked as a part of the NOFA-VT development & fundraising team since 2021. Katie attended the University of Vermont, obtaining both a B.S. and M.S. in Community Development & Applied Economics—with a strong focus on food and ag systems. In addition to an interest in food systems, farming, and agriculture, Katie is passionate about gender equity and the empowerment of women and girls. Outside of work, you can find her camping, enjoying coffee with friends downtown, taking a ride on the bike path, or finding a concert to go to!
Helen is NOFA-VT's Director of Programs, leading strategic collaboration across our various programs to advance our mission of building a Vermont agricultural system focused on people, land, and justice. Helen joined NOFA-VT in 2019 as the Farm to School Program Director and led the Local Food Access Team from 2020 to 2023. Prior to joining NOFA-VT, she served as the Executive Director at KidsGardening, working to advance the school and youth gardening movement across the country. She was also part of the founding team at Food Connects in Brattleboro, Vermont where she helped to establish and grow farm-to-school programs in southern Vermont with a strong focus on school nutrition programs and local purchasing. Helen can often be found daydreaming about her next overseas adventure and lives with her husband in the Old North End of Burlington, Vermont.
Winston is a Certification Specialist for Vermont Organic Farmers and works mainly with food processors and maple producers. He graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina and came back to Vermont and worked at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters/Keurig for 24 years, starting out as a part-time barista in the Factory Outlet in Waterbury, VT and ending as the Farmer Relations Manager, working with coffee farmers all over the world. When he’s not wishing the pandemic was over so he could get back to playing ice hockey, he dreams of tapping the stand of sugar maples in the backwoods. For fun he plays in a rock band with fellow certification specialist Gregg “I wanna rock” Stevens called Prohibited Substances. They were on their “Integrity Tour” in suburban Columbus, Ohio when the pandemic cut things short. Their big hits like “ I wanna commingle (with you)”, “Slap on a 272” and “I’m touching Gregg’s Maple OSP button!” can all be enjoyed on Spotify.
Nick grew up idolizing his dairy farmer grandparents and dreamed of working their farm. The development of his family’s land changed his trajectory, however, and Nick pursued a career in environmental science. After working as an ecologist for a decade, he revived his childhood dreams and began working on farms in Vermont and Massachusetts. Nick has experience in food safety, vegetable production, dairy, hemp, and maple. He currently co-owns a small maple sugaring operation in the Northeast Kingdom. Nick is committed to honoring our region’s agricultural legacy while also promoting innovative, equitable, and sustainable farming practices.
Alice grew up in northern Vermont and graduated from Green Mountain College with a B.A. in environmental studies focusing on environmental education. After working at various nature camps, she worked at Vermont Soap where she did everything from inventory management to formulations to shipping. She also managed Vermont Soap’s organic certification and emailed Winston weekly. When she isn’t helping producers or improving the database at Vermont Organic Farmers she likes to walk around looking at other people’s flower gardens, knit and play board games. Alice is an avid contra dancer and is learning how to call contra and family dances.
Gregg earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of New Hampshire and earned his teaching certificate after completing a post-baccalaureate program at Rhode Island College. He survived teaching high school science in Rhode Island for eight years and was once a green party candidate for Rhode Island Lt Governor before moving to Vermont in 2003. Based on his love of marine biology, he likens himself most to the Gumboot Chiton, the “Wandering Meatloaf”, which has been the hot mollusk of late. Gregg’s special ability is listening to Iron Maiden, Metallica and Glee Episodes on YouTube while navigating complicated certification files. Without realizing it, he will hum or sing along, not realizing his coworkers are chuckling or taping him in the hopes of future blackmail. He plays drums in the rock band “Prohibited Substances” with fellow certification specialist Winston “I wanna rock” Rost. He penned the hit single “Where is the anti-caking agent?”, which is a perennial top 10 hit in suburban Toledo OH, where the band is very popular.
Kayla brings a background in child nutrition, education, and agriculture to her role as the Farm to School Coordinator at NOFA-VT. Before joining NOFA-VT in 2019, Kayla managed a school nutrition and farm-to-school program for a K-8 public Waldorf School in Hawaii where she helped families access nutritious school meals, provided garden education for students, and created institutional market channels for local growers. Kayla also has worked on several farms, mostly focusing on vegetable production and orchards. Over her career, Kayla has also spent time teaching. As a passionate maker, she has taught art classes in ceramics, fiber, and mixed media. As a gardener, she has taught in schools and has led adult workshops for the Vermont Garden Network. Outside of her work with NOFA-VT and Vermont FEED, Kayla loves to spend her time with friends, cooking, and creating.
Becca has worked in various positions at NOFA-VT since 2002 and continues to enjoy supporting organic agriculture through her work. She has an M.F.A. in studio art and has worked in both her own studio and in environmental education since 1990. She has three grown children and a wonderful husband who share her love for gardening and nature.