Speaker: Joannée DeBruhl

Joannée DeBruhl’s journey to farming has been an unusual one. In 2009, after being laid off from a 21-year career in the insurance industry, she became involved in starting the first community garden project for Gleaner’s Emergency Food Bank in Livingston County and realized her passion and calling was growing healthy food for everyone.

She attended MSU’s Organic Farmer Training Program in 2010 and then owned and managed a certified organic vegetable farm for 9 years. She now works as the Farm Manager for One World Center. She is excited to be part of One World Center‘s vision and mission to farm with people shoulder to shoulder. Her goal is to create spaces where they can teach people how to sustainably grow food and use permaculture to produce long-term abundance. She also works with MSU as a Farm Mentor for Aspiring and Beginning Farmers.