Molly McBride is deeply invested in the Upper Valley community and is thrilled to interact with a wide audience through a variety of programs as the Education Lead at Cedar Circle! One reason she loves farming is that it necessitates and encourages observation and experimentation, and there is always more to learn! Teaching is a way for Molly to share her delight in learning with others; in doing so, she prioritizes having fun and values forming personal relationships with people and place.
Molly studied math and studio art at Dartmouth College, where she also was very involved in the Dartmouth Outing Club. She spent two summers on the DOC’s cabin and trail maintenance crew and a number of seasons in food service and hospitality at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. These experiences led her to pursue farming as a way to combine hands-on work, being outdoors and active, and participating in the food system. She has worked on a number of farms, both with livestock and in vegetable and flower production. During her fellowship in the Dartmouth Sustainability Office, Molly focused on student engagement and daily operations at the Dartmouth Organic Farm, as well as food systems education and food access efforts on campus and in community partnerships.
Molly spends as much time as possible outside in all seasons through activities like biking, hiking, paddling, and skiing. She loves to cook, bake, and share meals with friends. She enjoys reading, listening to audio media, making art, taking photos, and playing board games. Molly is the very lucky aunt of her two hilarious nephews and companion of her affectionate and playful cat.