Connecting people to a sense of place through delight in growing plants.

About

Originally from suburban Maryland, Melissa found a new home in the South while studying Environmental Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  After receiving a Masters of Science in Public Health from UNC she spent a year farming in Western NC and teaching English in France. Returning to NC she taught hands-on food education in five elementary schools in High Point, NC under the guidance of Guilford County Cooperative Extension and 4-H. During that time she launched a "Donation Station" at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market in partnership with Farmer Foodshare to connect local farmers and market shoppers to community members who don't have consistent access to fresh foods. Melissa then continued to NC State University to study horticulture and landscape design where she focused on campus pollinator resources.

Originally from Maryland, Melissa found a new home in the South while studying Environmental Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  After receiving a Masters of Science in Public Health she spent a year farming, travelling and teaching English in France. Melissa then returned to North Carolina to teach hands-on food education in school gardens and classroom kitchens with FoodCorps. A permaculture design certification inspired her to seek additional training in horticulture and landscape design at NC State University. Melissa is passionate about connecting people to their environment to build healthier communities.

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