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Conversation with Anna Pierce-Slive, Farmer for Haley House at the Thornton Street Farm, and Malene Welch, Community Garden Coordinator

Conversation with Anna Pierce-Slive, Farmer for Haley House at the Thornton Street Farm, and Malene Welch, Community Garden Coordinator, joined HUSV2400 (Food Justice & Community Development) and a food justice-focused section of AWD on Friday, April 3. Watch the video here.

 

Anna Pierce-Slive Bio

Anna was deeply changed by working the earth almost a decade ago and hasn’t stopped since. She has gotten her hands dirty at Esalen Institute’s Farm & Garden, at the University of California at Santa Cruz’s Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems and is currently the farmer for Haley House at the Thornton Street Farm in Roxbury. Anna loves growing colorful, beautiful, nutrient-dense food for the people while building the world’s most precious resource – soil. Her work blends a passion for plants with the urgency for social change and forging resilient relationships between people and the land.

Malene Welch- Bio

Malene Welch works as a freelance writer and real estate development project manager in Boston, MA. She aims to incorporate permaculture principles into all aspects of her work. One of Malene’s earliest memories is watching her grandmother work magic in a garden in Georgia. It was a desire to reconnect with that history that led her to take a Master Urban Gardening course which then supercharged her drive to explore urban agriculture. She received a certificate in Permaculture Design from the Resilience Hub and completed an herbalism and holistic gardening apprenticeship. She currently coordinates two community gardens in Roxbury, MA and is involved in the planning for the design of a new therapeutic garden as well as the revitalization of the Thornton Street Urban Farm and Gardens. She currently serves on the Board of the Permaculture Association of the Northeast. Malene enjoys growing her own food and medicinal herbs and taking them from garden to table through adapted and original recipes. Malene’s greatest joys are cooking, creating, and sharing with others.
Published On: April 3, 2020 | Tags: ,,,,,,,,,
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