Join Ellen Gray, Executive Director of the Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network, to learn about statewide efforts to build a more sustainable food system.
Hear about the Washington State Food Systems Roundtable, the Farmers Market Nutrition Programs, the Fresh Food in Schools project and other efforts that are strengthening local food systems across our state.
Click here to see a video about one of the wonderful projects Ellen
are working on.
Ellen Gray has been the Executive Director of The Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network since January 2008.
She currently serves on the "Kitchen Cabinet" of Washington State University's Dean of the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences and co-chairs the Good Food Coalition, a group of organizations and individuals that advocate for policies that advance a more sustainable and just food system in Washington State.
Ellen has a Masters from the University of Washington and a BA from the University of Vermont.
has a long commitment to advocacy work and more than 30 year's experience in the non-profit sector.
In 2013, she
received Advocate of the Year Awards from Tilth Producers of Washington and the Washington State Farmers Market Association
Originally from Vermont, Ellen
spent much of her
childhood working on either dairy or horse farms.
has a deep appreciation for the challenges facing small farms that are a vital element of a healthy agricultural landscape.
As a parent, Ellen
has worked for several years to encourage her
school district to serve more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.
has a passionate and personal interest in the farm to school movement.
Ellen lives in Mount Vernon Washington.