I joined the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley team in August 2008 as the Garden Manager and Teacher bringing over ten years of work experience on small-scale organic farms to the program. I've developed my skills through a range of experiences, from observing international food systems to owning and operating my own two-acre market farm. Prior to ESYB I managed the 3.5-acre culinary garden at Copia, the American Center of Wine, Food and the Arts, in Napa. The garden was a public resource for organic techniques and general garden information, offering classes and workshops. The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley is a perfect match for my investment in organic techniques, sense of humor, and my passion for teaching middle school youth.