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Jane Hodge

Co-Founder, Rise & Root Farm

Jane believes that farming & food is the center of everything - it's where families unite, communities celebrate culture, it's where social justice meets environmental rights. She has committed her professional life to supporting others who grow food, especially in New York City. Over the past few years, Jane has farmed with some incredible local farms, including Obercreek Farm in Wappingers Falls, Snug Harbor Heritage Farm in Staten Island, and Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, NY. She completed a six month apprenticeship with the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA, and received their Certificate in Ecological Horticulture. Jane was the founding Farm School NYC Program Director and also worked with Just Food’s City Farms Program for nine years.