Food & Agriculture

I am committed to eating good food and knowing where it comes from. This has led me to work two seasons on sustainable vegetable farms, help manage several farmers markets, and work with an anti-hunger nonprofit to launch an effort to increase healthy food access for low-income residents of Washington, DC.

Writing about food and farming

Are Plants Energy Efficient?, co-authored with Neil Zimmerman, PVF Newsletter, August 2009. An article about the energy conversion properties of plants.

Nonprofit work

The Farmers Market Collaborative – I helped launch this effort to bring together farmers markets in Washington, DC, and was involved in writing a successful grant to help four markets offer access to customers with SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps). I also wrote reports, fact sheets, and testimony on local food access issues.


Potomac Vegetable Farms, Loudoun County, VA – assistant farm manager, 2006 season

Field Day Family Farm, Louisville, KY – apprentice, 2005 season


Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Washington, DC – co-manager, 2007 season; volunteer, 2009 & 2010 seasons

Mount Rainier Farmers Market, Mount Rainier, MD – co-manager, 2011 season