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Chelsea Graves, Dining Services Student Farm Manager, Interdisciplinary Studies Major, at Virginia Tech Kentland Farms


Darcel Eddins

Darcel Eddins is the Executive Director of Bountiful Cities in Ashville, North Carolina. She is building the foundations of food justice and sustainability in her community through a number of community-based initiatives. Darcel has a keen understanding of the way low-income communities have been historically impacted by the injustices in the food system. Her work […]

Meredith Ledlie Johnson

Meredith Ledlie Johnson’s interest in the food system began while she studied farm worker rights in college. From there her interests grew to art, social work, and environmental stewardship. She moved from New York City to Virginia to work as a community nutrition coordinator for the Family Nutrition Program. She collaborates with farmer’s markets to […]

Nikki D’Adamo-Damery


Nikki has worked on farms and food systems change and received a Master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Iowa State University. Her main motivation to be a part of this work is her belief in social justice. She brought the Dynamic Governance decision making to the Appalachian Foodshed Project. She believes that her […]