|Sent on:||Monday, December 17, 2012 11:44 AM|
Dear members of the UHL,
I started the UHL in the spring of 2009, and it's been amazing to watch its growth.
I'm now living in Brooklyn, and I've recently passed on the leadership of the group to three phenomenal individuals. You can read their bios below. You can contact all of them through meetup. I know they're eager to hear your thoughts and ideas.
It's been an honor getting to know many of you, and I wish you lots of luck with everything!
All the best,
The New UHL Organizers:
Nicola Williams is an urban gardener and is passionate about sustainable food for all communities. Nicola has over 15 years of marketing experience and is principal of The Williams Agency, a marketing, event planning, and business strategy firm based in Cambridge, that works on mission-driven projects and plans events that matter. She is producer of SBN's Boston Local Food festival and Local Craft Brew Festivals and leads on the branding and promotion of Boston Farmers Markets. She also serves on the board of Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts.
Drew Love graduated from Boston University with a BA in Philosophy in 2007, and read voraciously about sustainability and social justice issues. Changing the food system seemed like the perfect place to combine both interests, which led to positions with non-profits and socially minded businesses focusing on local, accessible, and fair food. He currently works for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of MA where he coordinates workshops on a wide array of urban homesteading topics. He also organizes university students for the Real Food Challenge, which is a national network and campaign to shift $1 billion university dining hall dollars to purchasing local, sustainable, and fair food.
Sam Musher has been a committed "urban homesteader" for years, canning,drying, and freezing enough farmers' market produce to get her through five Boston winters. She's a former organizer of the Cambridge Urban Ag Fair in Harvard Square, a volunteer at the Union Square Farmers' Market, and gets people over their fear of botulism in canning classes all over the city. In her day job she's the middle school librarian at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley.