Lorrie is a full time farmer with Rise & Root Farm. Joining the team after a rich career in farming, community gardening, community organizing and food & farm education. She is a founding member of Black Urban Growers (BUGs), an organization committed to building networks and community support for black growers. Lorrie is also a founding member of Farm School NYC and has remained part of the Executive Board since its inception in 2008. Her career in food sovereignty work began in 2007 as a staff member at Just Food, and has also served on the organization’s Board of Directors. Lorrie has recently completed a two year farming program at the University of California Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.