Food SYstems

Linking Urban and Rural Agriculture.


I began my work in the food system with the Department of Public Health at the City and County of San Francisco where I also served as the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Sealer of Weights and Measures.

I continue to do this work in Boston and Southern Vermont with the Seeds of Change Solidarity Network and the Black Women’s Cooperative in Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury.

My current work in the food systems seeks to engage in trauma-informed programming and intervention work that links rural and urban agriculture together while attending to and addressing structural violence and the social determinants to health.


Apple Orchard, Southern Vermont