October is National Farm to School Month. To learn more about food education in our own community, we caught up with the innovative Brooklyn based Edible Schoolyard NYC.
Raised outside of Philadelphia, Amy studied Sociology and Political Science with a focus on food systems at Pennsylvania State University. Afterwards, she trekked west to pursue good food, good beer and outdoor adventures in Portland, Oregon and followed that up with a stint with the Peace Corps. Amy spent three years in Paraguay as a beekeeping and agriculture volunteer and returned to the United States for graduate school at New York University for a Master’s Degree in Food Studies. Amy is currently writing incessantly, slinging vegetables, drinking large quantities of coffee and reading everything possible about food, agriculture, politics and culture.