Hannah Breckbill (she/her) grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She’s been farming since 2009 when she interned as a CSA manager at World Hunger Relief outside of Waco, Texas. She moved to Decorah, Iowa in 2010 to work at Rock Spring Farm and was part of Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Beginnings and Journeyperson programs where she crafted a vision (and a business plan!) for her farm. She has also participated in LSP’s racial justice and community organizing cohorts. After a brief stint at Seed Savers Exchange, she founded Humble Hands Harvest in 2013. Hannah participated in the Savings Incentive Program with Practical Farmers of Iowa and now works as a trainer for their “Labor 4 Learning” program.
She serves on the board of the Iowa Food Hub and the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, and she volunteers as a facilitator for Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for all ages. Besides loving growing things very very much, Hannah plays upright bass with klezmer/Balkan band Martiza and an up-and coming bluegrass band, Squirrel Tail. She is queer (instagram @queerdirt), a 4-part harmony-singing Mennonite, and spends her winters dreaming, working as a Land Access Navigator, building community, and organizing for climate resilience.
Language(s) spoken: English, decent Spanish, minimal Arabic