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Melanie Hardy

Community Farming and Filling Pantries

 
Melanie Hardy,

Prescott College Affiliation : Alumni

 

Program : On-Campus Undergraduate Programs

 

Area of Study : Agroecology

 

Area of Expertise : Farming

 

Current Job : Head Farmer at Land's Sake community farm

 

Location : Weston, Mass.

 

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.

"I am excited to carry the knowledge and skills I gain forward with me and to implement a systems based approach in a more intentional way in both our big picture planning and daily management practices here at the farm."—Melanie Hardy

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