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Owl's Nest farm is 100% woman-owned!

your farmer

Liz has worked on diversified vegetable farms since 2009, including several small farms in the DC metro region. As the owner/operator of Owl's Nest Farm, she loves working hard, growing healthy food and building strong relationships. She is really into kale.

She was recently included in this Washington Post story about the growing movement of young farmers in the U.S.

the farm

Owl's Nest Farm started in 2016. When Liz's former CSA farmer, Kristin from Radix Farm, decided to sell her farm operation, Liz jumped at the chance to take over caring for the land and growing good food for great people in DC.

Check out this video by our friends at Fair Farms about Owl's Nest.

the team

foster

Foster studied environmental science with a concentration in agriculture at the University of Maryland College Park where he was a founding member of the UMD Rooftop Community Garden. He has worked as a lead mentor for the Ag Discovery, a college course for high school students interested in careers in agriculture and has participated in a variety of urban farming and food justice initiatives including the Neighborhood Farm Initiative, the Maryland Food Cooperative, and the DC Master Gardener Program.

Foster has worked as the production manager at Nature by Design, a native plant nursery in Alexandria,VA since 2013, and is excited to be joining Owl's Nest Farm for the 2017 season.

Foster's enduring favorite vegetable is the eggplant, with its stunning variations in size, flavor, shape, and color.

P.S. Shout out to Genevieve and Spencer who helped found Owl's Nest Farm and have since moved on to new projects.

Banner photo credit: Itzel-Marine Gourmelon

SAra

Sara grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania surrounded on every side by farm land. They worked here in DC at the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture as their 2017 Farm Education Assistant, teaching K-6th graders in the DMV about topics from pollination to local planting and harvesting, and maintaining the Hilltop Farm. They have also been a part of Chaia – a woman-owned, seasonal vegetarian, taco shop – for the past three years as a worker in farmer’s markets and Assistant General Manager in their brick and mortar store.

 

When they don’t have their hands covered in soil, Sara is a community organizer for DC Fair Food - standing in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers - and is a part of the national Steering Committee for the Wendy’s Boycott. Since moving to DC five years ago, they have been in a state of awe at the beauty and resilience of the local food and food justice world being created here. Dedicated always to creating community with those around them, warmth, and good food, Sara is excited to join the Owl’s Nest Farm family for the 2018 growing season. 

 

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