Ed is a graduate of the International Agriculture Development program at the University of California in Davis California where Ed specialized in Rural Community Development and additionally earned a minor in Community and Regional Development. Ed’s background in agriculture includes subsistence farming and more than 40 years working with programs from including 4-H and FFA from gardening to livestock, pasture and hay crops, conventional and organic production, and farm systems.
Ed has worked with the Children’s Garden Program at UC Davis, Mentored 6th through 10th graders at the West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School, developed sessions on food distribution and Farm to School programs for the Seminars on Alternatives in Agriculture series at UC Davis, and developed online course material for Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture at Woodland Community College.
At Fresh Spin Farms, Ed seeks to develop a learning laboratory for community youth and interested public to build viable production and business models for urban and peri-urban agriculture. Ed is working with a variety of stakeholders in Education, Farm to School programs, Food Banks, other area producers, and local restaurants to make this a reality.
Looking for a way to make a real difference in people’s lives? Contact Fresh Spin Farms to see how your skills and ideas fit with ours. We are always looking to extend the benefits of fresh and healthy locally grown food.