Farm and Gleaning Program Assistant, Logistics Coordinator, The Intervale Center
Lauren Weston fills a few different roles at the Intervale Center in Burlington, Vermont focusing on food access for Chittenden County from farm to plate. Lauren also serves as an active board member of the Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition and as a consultant for Grow More, Waste Less - a consulting business seeking to affect positive food system change from the ground up. Lauren has previously worked as a Water Resource Engineer with Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Researcher and Technical Writer for the Land and Leadership Initiative, Agroecology Team Member for the Center for Grassroots Organizing in Marshfield, VT, Community Gardening Program Developer for Community Resilience Organizations, AmeriCorps member with the Washington Conservation Corps in Yakima, WA, Staff Engineer with Amec Foster Wheeler, and Production Manager and Country Director for SPOUTS of Water in the Wakiso District of Uganda, in addition to other roles. Lauren has most recently been exploring farming and collaborative gardening, community organizing a.k.a. helping to build the “social mycelium,” deep listening and internal transformation work, and project management and logistics coordination for a free meal distribution program. Lauren is a graduate of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College in her hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts. She currently enjoys playing basketball, running, gardening, cooking, and homesteading with her housemates in South Burlington, Vermont.