Terravine Growers would like to introduce you to our new Farm Educator, Renae!!! She has been a great addition to our team and we look forward to learning and growing together.
As Farm Educator, Renae is responsible for all aspects of the educational programming as well as providing technical assistance and direct support to our participants. Renae grew up in upstate New York and received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Davidson College in North Carolina. Throughout college, Renae’s interest in and passion for community-based, sustainable agriculture grew and she spent over two years managing the growing operations and volunteer programming for a non-profit urban farm outside of Charlotte, NC. Following her time in North Carolina, Renae has since spent her time working for various vegetable production farms and innovative food businesses working to create positive change within the food system. Renae’s younger sister, Laura, is an incredible young woman with Downs Syndrome and Renae’s role as Farm Educator here at Trellis converges her passion for creating a broader range of quality post-secondary opportunities available for people with developmental disabilities with her interest in and experience with community-based, sustainable agriculture. In her free time, Renae enjoys cooking, hiking, playing soccer and exploring with friends and family.