Kate Long joined us in 2019 as the Sustainable Agriculture Instructor of our new training program for veterans. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she studied Organic Farming with an emphasis on vegetable production. Kate then spent nine years managing small-scale farms which sold locally to restaurants, grocery stores, through farmers markets, and through Community Supported Agriculture. Her experience includes urban agriculture in Detroit, where she developed a non-profit program to grow fresh produce for soup kitchens and food pantries. She also managed an agricultural tourism farm which provided educational and recreational experiences based on sustainable agriculture.
Kate has designed multiple demonstration and children’s gardens, as well as managed an aquaponics operation. In addition to her work with TALMAR, currently teaches Plant Propagation at the Community College of Baltimore County. She is also a certification inspector on organic livestock farms. Kate is passionate about providing local, nutritious, organic produce to her community.