As of March this year, I’ve teamed up with PRI Cold Climate officially – as a Backyard Harvest farmer! Over the winter, I volunteered with public school students. I hold a B.S. in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Minnesota. Being the biggest tree lover I know, I was formerly a certified arborist with Rainbow Treecare. Before that, I worked as the Farm Manager for Garden Farme CSA, a permaculture incubation site. When it was transitioning to being certified organic, I fused work and living at Hoch Orchard. I have also worked in native landscape restoration. At the U of M, I was Horticulture Club Greenhouse Manager, assistant to researchers in the Entomology Department, and lead researcher as an undergraduate (proposal funded by a scholarship). I intentionally lived with parents and friends and at farms in Minnesota for most of my life. I like big picture and detail viewpoints. Generally well-read, I’m highly opinionated about carbon cycles, positive human roles in ecology, roots, Biochar, trees, wood, pruning, how shoddy nursery plants have become, energy and opinions. I enjoy exploring the Twin Cities by walking, running and biking. I’m looking forward to helping you eat excellently.
Backyard Harvest's mission is to strengthen the Twin Cities local foods infrastructure one yard at a time by turning lawns into nourishing and healthy landscapes. We connect eaters directly to their food, neighbors to one another, and urban farmers to professional opportunities.
Find out more about us here!
- 2009 April – Minneapolis Observer Quarterly
- 2009 April – Twin Cities Daily Planet
- 2009 May – Southwest Journal
- 2010 April – Slow Food Minnesota's Featured Artisanal Producer
- 2010 April – Twin Cities Daily Planet
- 2010 July – Associated Press
- 2010 July – Hungry for Change, the official blog of the movie Food, Inc.
- 2010 May – "The Bold New Faces of Urban Farming: A Slideshow of 11 Pioneers" on Salon.com
- 2010 October – Foodie News, food trends newsletter of the American Farm Bureau Federation
- 2011 January – Neighborhood Life