Heather Smokler is serving as the Youth Education Coordinator. From her first experience working in a community garden in North Philadelphia, she was amazed at the ability of community gardens to bring people together, build community, connect people to the earth and change our relationship to food. She has spent the last four years working at community gardens around the country. As an Oberlin alumna with a degree in Comparative American Studies, she is always looking for different models to empower communities and is so excited to learn and grow with Grow Food Northampton. Heather is has been running field trips for local public elementary school students to learn about farms and planning for winter workshops.