Green Festival Speakers

Meredith Sheperd



Raised on a sheep farm in Vermont, Meredith is an entomologist-turned back to her farmer roots. Since arriving to DC in 2006, she has never stopped finding was to finesse the country life into urban living. She lived in DC while managing Chailey Farm in Purcellville, VA for several years, which sold produce exclusively to high-end DC Restaurants. Meredith extended her seasons by working on educational farms in Central America. It was there that she developed a passion for permaculture and urban agriculture. Back in DC, her own search for personal garden space left her envious of every sunny front yard she biked past, and amazed by DCs food production potential! It was in those bike rides that the idea of Love & Carrots was born. Meredith put out a flyer, and has been trying to keep up with the demand ever since.