Dr. Kimberly Stoner

Dr. Kimberly Stoner is a retired scientist from the CT Agricultural Experiment Station and an activist in climate and environmental justice organizations. She was also on the Board of Directors of CT NOFA and a founder of the NOFA Organic Land Care Program.

Melody Wright

Melody is the founder of Pleasant Valley Botanicals, a “farmlet” focused on growing vibrant medicinal and culinary herbs for the local community. Melody is committed to growing and teaching about plants because of her belief in medicinal herbs as integral parts of affordable and holistic health care and agricultural systems.

Dani Baker

Dani Baker is a self-taught organic farmer who began planning and planting her “Enchanted Edible Forest” in 2013. With ten year’s experience growing perennial food plants, her book, The Home-Scale Forest Garden: How to Plan, Plant, and Tend a Resilient Edible Landscape, was published by Chelsea Green in May, 2022.

Monique Bosch

Monique has built over 40 edible school/community gardens/farms around the Northeast, including a 2-acre urban farm in Bridgeport CT. Along with her work on Soil Health with CT NOFA, she is at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, setting up the ‘Center for Food & Resilience’, with faculty and students.

Dr. Yonghao Li

Dr. Yonghao Li, a plant pathologist, works in Plant Disease Information Office at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, CT. He has more than 30 years of experience in gardening, disease diagnosis, and pest management.