Sara Powell, of Gilsum, NH, has conservation in her blood. Hailing from the Catskill Mountains of New York Sara grew up raising goats, participating in 4-H, making maple syrup, and helping her ecology educator parents run an environmental field station on the Hudson River. She followed her penchant for environmental work into her formal education, gaining a B Sc., in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont. Summers she could be found back home, working as a Stream Stewardship Intern at her local Soil and Water Conservation District, surveying and monitoring stream restoration projects. Sara has worked with a myriad of farms and food justice programs across the region. From educating school groups at Shelburne Farms, to weighing and packaging vegetables for the CSA at Hawthorne Valley Farm, to coordinating a summer food systems fellowship program at Middlebury College, her desire to bring positive change to the food and farming landscape has never ceased. She earned her Master’s in Environmental Studies from Antioch University, where through her focus on community education and food systems she received a Certificate in Food Justice and Resilient Communities. She co-coordinated Antioch’s Community Garden Connections program and managed the Westmoreland Garden Project which connects local community members to food education and produces food for donation to the local food shelf. Thankfully, the program also connected her to CCCD! She loves living in Cheshire County and is thrilled for the opportunity to serve the community as an associate board member. These days, Sara can be found working at W.S. Badger Balm in Gilsum. Her interests include hiking and trail running, swimming, bluegrass music, cooking, and playing outside with her family.