Melanie Weber

Community Gardens Supervisor

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Ella

As a member of the Food Production team I work to grow food at our three locations (the Hope Garden, the farm out Quigley Canyon, and the Greenhouses at our Bloom Campus). Growing food for The Hunger Coalition goes beyond typical farming in that we create opportunities for volunteers, participants, and children to take part in cultivating our spaces. Through these opportunities we build community, skills, and an understanding of how local food relates to our food system as a whole.

My favorite snack from the Hope Garden or Bloom farm… would be fresh sliced tomatoes covered in olive oil and salt…yum!

My favorite part about our community is its size– sometimes it feels small, sometimes it feels big.

My favorite food justice movement is anything revolving around regenerative agriculture. I love that this topic embraces complex ecosystems and while valuing farming practices of native and indigenous peoples.