Beth's background is in organic agriculture, sustainable planning and activism, and permaculture design. For the last several decades, she has developed biocultural relationships with eaters (she and her family raised goats, chickens and eight acres of produce, sponsored a Community Supported Agriculture project, and managed a 40-vendor year-round farmers market in Indiana), restaurant chefs, multiple regional producers in Indiana and Michigan, student and designer permaculturalists, community activists, municipal planners, national Transition leaders, artists, and social change practitioners in the areas of food advocacy, social justice, and alternative economies.

 

Beth has recently moved back to St. Louis – she lived here until she was 12 – and has purchased a mixed-used building in Carondelet,  home to M.A.R.S.H., a non-profit life-art laboratory.