Christine HutchinsonMember, Board of Directors- Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust
Member, Board of Directors- Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust
I am a veteran teacher in Newburgh NY, graduate of Siena College & NY Institute of Technology. Relocated to the lower Hudson Valley from Long Beach CA, via Brooklyn and Albany, NY. In 2004, started a character education, life-skills, community service program for teen girls. Since 2006, I’ve been involved in food justice & self-sufficiency and then small-scale commercial poultry farming. I am currently the education coordinator for Downing Park Urban Farm. All this work has resulted in youth involvement in gardening and stewardship projects, food security/equity, distribution, and engaging with leaders in the ag/urban ag movements. I started a nonprofit to umbrella old and newer projects. Most recently, we established an internship for youth at the urban farm. I bring with me – in whatever role I occupy, questioning/research, melding of disparate ideas received with an open mind, tenacity toward the mission, clarity, focus, ability to organize around multiple considerations, and the skills from my roles above.