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Lea Howe

Farm to School Director

Lea is thrilled to take part in building a healthier food system in her hometown of DC. Her passion for food education and sustainable agriculture took root in Montana while serving with FoodCorps for 2 years. Lea served her first year in Boulder where she worked to integrate farm to school programming in the public school system and increase access to local food in the community. She then moved to Missoula for a FoodCorps Fellowship where she spearheaded a campaign to bring local, grass-fed beef into public schools and institutions. At DC Greens, Lea designed and launched their Cooking with Kids program in order to bring hands-on culinary skills and food education into 3rd – 8th grade classrooms. As the state-lead for the National Farm to School Network, Lea convenes local stakeholders to advance farm to school efforts and continue to grow the DC network. She holds a degree in Anthropology from Barnard College.