Alisha Howard

Farm to School Fellow

My role as the Farm to School Fellow works to enrich the connection communities have with fresh, culturally relevant foods and local food producers by supporting gardening, agricultural education, and local food purchasing at schools and early care and education sites. I was a part of the inaugural cohort of the Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food Systems Leaders. Outside of Ecotrust, I am the owner and operator of a vermicomposting practice called Deep Rootz Worms, LLC. I love being BLACK, the color blue, cheese, moss, cumulus clouds, worms, bourbon, baking, terrible indie movies, writing poetry, and spending time with my beloved community here in Portland and beyond.

Pronouns: she/her
Phone: 503.227.622550

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Check out Alisha’s vermicomposting practice on Instagram

Featured Projects

Working with a statewide network to support farm to school programming in Oregon

Nourishing and educating children ages 0-5 in the garden, at the table, and in the classroom