has gotten her hands dirty as the garden supervisor for Esalen’s Farm & Garden and at the University of California at Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Her teaching blends a passion for plants with the urgency for social change to work towards more equitable and healing relationships between people and the land.
For more than forty years, the Esalen Farm & Garden has provided a holistic model of food security and sustainability—producing food that sustains, heals, and educates the community. Growing one’s own food is a powerful form of activism and a deep source of spiritual experience. The Esalen Farm & Garden staff strives to cultivate soil, plants, and people while honoring the spirit of the land and its ancestors.