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Our Team at the Farm


Sarah Elisabeth, director

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Sarah Elisabeth has spent her career working with non-profits, as secretary for the NAACP, and treasurer for Beacon Sloop Club, as well as executive director of A Farm For All. She has studied horticulture at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and New York Botanical Garden, and farmed at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. She has taught at Beacon Institute, African Roots Library and offered free herbal consultations at NOFA-NY’s Wellness Fair. As a consultant, edible landscaper, and a teacher, Sarah can be found on Twitter and Facebook as Wise Woman Spiral and at her website,


Ben Schwartz, farmer

Herbal Medicine Farmer and Herb Justice advocate Benjamin Schwartz has been growing gardens and running farms for twenty-four years.  He started with wilderness survival school at the age of twelve and started teaching medicinal plant and tree identification at seventeen. He spent years interning on different permaculture farms and now teaches classes. He spent the 2000's defending community gardens in the Bronx, New York and now hosts the gardeners at Farm For All!. He is a founding member of White Pine Community Farm Worker Cooperative. He is also doing solidarity work with a women's cooperative in Honduras and sets up radio stations for indigenous communities there.  He is currently perfecting a microgreens operation that he would like to teach to low income urban residents who don't have access to land beyond their apartments.

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