Delta Fresh Foods 2009 – Present

  • Working in the Mississippi Delta to help develop capacity for small scale sustainable producers and community gardens

Sankofa CDC 2011– 2012

  • Working in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA to develop a model urban farm and orchard

Hampstead Institute. Montgomery, Alabama. 2008- 2010

  • Developed vision for a model urban farm in this New Urbanist Community.       Assisted in developing work-plans, crop plans, and budget. Manage on-site farm manager. Also assisting in the development of an urban farm in downtown Montgomery.

American Institute of Architects – Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) October 2008

  • Detroit, Michigan program provided broad assessments to help frame future policies and sustainability solutions
  • Provided urban agriculture options and vision for how to help transform vacant land, create employment options, and food security

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) – Ulan Bator, Mongolia. February 2000-August 2000

  • Developed and implemented a program for ‘Bio-intensive’ agriculture and small-scale urban food production.


  • Indian Springs School – Birmingham, AL
  • Hilltop Montessori School – Birmingham, AL
  • Delta Health Alliance, Mississippi
  • Druid City Garden Project, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • WHY Hunger, Food Security Learning Center
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Huntsville Urban Farm and Marketplace
  • Earth Learning, Miami, FLA
  • Tallahassee Sustainability Group, Tallahassee FLA

Author of Breaking Through Concrete, an Urban Farm Revival


Former Garden Editor at Southern Living Magazine


WHY Hunger Food Security Learning Center


Dynamic Public Speaking

• Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference

• Georgia Organics conference

• TEDx Dexter Ave

• Universities across the country

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