Community Farming and Filling Pantries
|Prescott College Affiliation||Alumni|
|Area of Study||Agroecology|
|Area of Expertise||Farming|
|Current Job||Head Farmer at Land's Sake community farm|
Melanie is currently the head farmer at a community farm called Land's Sake, in Weston, MA. The farm is a diversified vegetable and PYO berry farm growing on 22 acres (usually leaving 4-5 acres resting in cover crops). The farm supports a 130 share CSA, a well-established farm stand (the majority of the revenue is generated there) a beautiful PYO flower garden, and it contracts with the local town to donate $25,000 (at wholesale costs) worth of veggies to local food pantries and food access programs in nearby Boston.