Cary Peterson, School Farms Coordinator

Cary with mustard greens and students_20150608_132436433I am inspired by the enthusiasm of children for fresh food, for working on the farm, and for learning about the world around them.

I am passionate about doing what I can to make a positive difference in the world — caring for the soil (and each other), planting and tending the seeds, nourishing and cultivating our community, and continuing to learn and grow every day.

I’ve been on South Whidbey since 1989 when I first came to the Whidbey Institute Westgarden and started learning gardening there. Many years of gaining experience on the land and in the community followed. I realized that caring for land, growing food, and sharing it, are keys to the vibrant community we have here on South Whidbey.

cary peterson photoSince 2009 I’ve helped local non-profits launch community garden programs — the Good Cheer Food Bank Garden, Community Gardening Leadership Training, the Learning from the Land program of the Whidbey Institute, and the South Whidbey School Farm and Garden program.



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