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Three Sisters Garden Project Welcomes Their First Executive Director!

The Three Sisters Garden Project is delighted to announce the hiring of their first Executive Director, Pilar Redmond. Board Member Susie Glessner stated, “Pilar has a deep commitment to advancing the development of organizations and individuals looking to strengthen their connection and understanding of their food system, communities, and the environment. For more than 15 years she has devoted her work to furthering these causes.”

Pilar brings with her a breadth of experience, most recently serving as Education Manager for The Trustees, at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA, a property that supports the farm-based education and experiences of thousands of children, families, and individuals throughout the year. Pilar has also played an integral role in the development of other similar organizations. She was Founder and Director of Community Roots, a farm-based education program in Lee, NH, which developed into a thriving summer program offered on the property of Coppal House Farm. She also served as Education Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary and as Acting Director and Education Coordinator at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary on Martha’s Vineyard. 

Nicole Whitten, also a Three Sisters’ Board member, observed, “Pilar has developed strong community relationships through her work and is greatly looking forward to growing her connection to the community of Ipswich and the North Shore through Three Sisters Garden Project. She will continue to strengthen and expand the work that has already been done, bringing fresh, healthy food to the community.”

We thank you all for your continued support and partnership as we welcome Pilar into her new role. Please join us at our event on January 16th at Ascension Church, and get to know Pilar, while celebrating a wonderful year with our partners and supporters. 

From Pilar:

I am incredibly excited and humbled by the opportunity to support Three Sisters Garden Project as it’s first Executive Director. As winter begins to blanket the farm fields, we are taking time to reflect on all the bounty of the year, collaborating with our community to continue to steward this beautiful land and prepare for the next season of Three Sisters’ important programs. I believe deeply that all people, regardless of their circumstances, should have access to fresh, local, nourishing foods. I am excited to help the mission and vision of Three Sisters continue to flourish and work towards a more just and equitable food system in our community. Please reach out and tell me about yourself, your hopes for our food system, and how Three Sisters can help the North Shore communities. I can be reached at pilar@threesistersgarden.org

Addie Schreffler, our assistant grower last season is still with us for 2020, this year focusing on our educational programming! Addie spent several years in the culinary industry before deciding she wanted to be closer to the source of the food she cooks. She is passionate about teaching people how to grow and prepare healthy food and how to connect more deeply to the land that sustains us.

 

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