While living in different parts of the US, I continued to see a growing hunger for greater harmony between the natural and built environments. With a passion for extraordinary public spaces and wholehearted, healthy living, a vision began for sharing the small acreage I grew up on in Luverne, Minnesota with the community. Project Food Forest continues to be a crucial partner of what has become Prairie Ally Outdoor Center in Luverne. I desire to be part of creating more spaces like it and connecting with similar spaces that already exist. There are passionate people creating and maintaining food forests all over the world! Within my role at Project Food Forest, I hope to continue its mission, strengthen current partnerships, and establish new partnerships; opening up opportunities for an array of people to create and care for more food forests and edible landscapes. Food forests give so much more than just food. They hold space for friendships to form, soil to be restored, and inspiration to be born.