Know Your Farmer

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Caiti Hachmyer has been farming since 2008.  She holds a BA in Anthropology and Conservation & Resources Studies from UC Berkeley and an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.  Before starting Red H Farm in 2009, she worked advocating for farmers and local food systems with both Community Alliance with Family Farmers and The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First.  When she is not farming she continues advocating for healthy, just food systems through research, writing and activism. Her work includes contract researching and writing for Food First and sitting on the advisory board of Petaluma Bounty, a Sonoma County organization working to get healthy food to our lower income community members. Caiti is an active member of the Sonoma County Food Systems Alliance, the Compost Coalition of Sonoma County, the North Coast Farmers Guild and the Ecological Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. She is also a lead instructor at the Permaculture Skills Center’s Farm School and has developed and taught courses and given guest lectures on food system issues at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has received awards for her teaching and has been honored with fellowships to attend conferences and delegations around the world. Caiti has been interviewed for radio shows, podcasts, magazines and newspaper articles and has presented at academic conferences and community events across the country – she is available to speak on a wide range of issues from land rights to urban agriculture…just get in touch!