Nora came to Cedar Circle Farm as the Lead Educator at the beginning of the 2021 season before assuming the role of Education Programs Manager. She is excited to continue sharing her passion for good food and the ways it can help us learn about our ecosystem and inspire us to protect it. She believes a farm can be a tool to teach everything from science to empathy to history, and everything in between.
Her love for environmental education began in 2011 while in the Sustainable Food and Farming program at UMass Amherst and leading tours of their campus garden. Over the past decade, Nora has worked as an educator at a variety of farms, schools, and nonprofits across the United States. At Verde Valley School in Arizona, she taught environmental science and gardening to international high school students. At Oxbow Farm and Education Center, Cedar Circle Farm’s long lost sister organization in Washington, she led field trips and summer camps while tending the two-acre education farm. She created the school garden and taught preschool at Roots School in Oregon. In 2020 Nora obtained her Master of Science in Environmental Education, along with a certificate in Nonprofit Management, from Southern Oregon University.
She is happy to be back in the deciduous forests of the Northeast and closer to family. When not growing vegetables or admiring pollinators with children you can find Nora hiking, jumping in rivers, or singing and playing the banjo.