In the spring of 2020, we asked Network members what kinds of resources they were looking for, and assembled a small team to select resources and send out a bulletin 1-2 times per month. We developed this criteria and cross checked resources that went out to the best of our abilities. We are always looking for noew
Retreat Farm, Brattleboro, VT
Ashley, a Massachusetts transplant, heads up Retreat Farm’s public programming as the Associate Program Director. Over the past few years in this role, she has worked with communities to deepen their connection to the land and each other through authentic agricultural experiences, mindfulness, and eco-literacy. When she’s not elbow-deep in the garden, she can be found in her hammock with a jar of tea and a good book.
Great Kids Farms, Baltimore, MD
Laura Menyuk graduated with her BA in French and Hearing and Speech Science with a focus on linguistic anthropology from the University of Maryland in 2005. Laura is a facilitator and experiential educator who loves the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Raised bilingual in one of the most diverse regions of our nation, she has always sought to uplift the rich diversity which makes up the fabric of a thriving, resilient, and just global society. Professionally, Laura is a farm to school specialist for Baltimore City Public Schools, and civically, she volunteers as chair of Baltimore Jews United for Justice’s education and community building team.
Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, VT
Meredith (she/her) grew up on the east coast and then developed a deep nature connection in the Salish region of Washington State, working as a seasonal educator for preschool through high school students for over 7 years at Seattle Tilth, YMCA Camp Orkila, Common Threads Farm, and Green Plate Special. She worked as the Education Program Coordinator at Oxbow Farm Conservation Center in Carnation, WA, and then earned a Master’s in Education from the University of Washington in Seattle with a certificate in Education for the Environment and Community from IslandWood. In 2019, Meredith landed softly back in Vermont in the Upper Valley at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center where she lives with her partner and their two old dogs.