Hannah McDonaldHannah McDonald

M.S. Candidate, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems


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Passionate about connecting to our surroundings, and therefore the self, I’ve become dedicated to creating an intimate experience with the land and greater community. How to? Food! For a healthy diet is a healthy planet. I navigate this plane by spending time in the forest, gardening, writing poetry, doodling and dancing the ways of the wind. After receiving an undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst’s Natural Resources Conservation program, working as an outdoor educator and several seasons as a farmer, I’ve noticed how purposeful life connected to the land can be, especially when working on a bioregional level. My greater goal: set an accessible foundation for future generations to thrive by the ways of sustainability, subsistence and spirituality, and to smile along the way.