Haley Baron (she/her/hers) is OFRF’s Partnership & Improvement Supervisor. Haley joined the group’s Analysis & Schooling program in 2019 earlier than getting into her present function in early 2020. She relies in San Francisco and has over a decade of expertise championing sustainable and equitable meals methods.
When Haley isn’t constructing sturdy collaborative relationships with OFRF companions, she enjoys visiting farms and farmers markets, cooking, gardening, and not too long ago took up ceramics. Haley enjoys exploring her residence state of California, from climbing to “strolling on Ocean Seashore and in Golden Gate Park, each just some blocks from my home,” she says.
Inform us about your self.
I grew up within the Sundown neighborhood of San Francisco with my mother and father and older sister. I cherished the whole lot about meals from a younger age and was captivated with supporting San Franciscans who didn’t have the identical entry to meals that I did so I started volunteering at a area people eating room after I was 10. This was the start of my dedication to meals justice and agriculture.
Why do you care about natural farming and/or natural analysis?
I’m captivated with constructing a more healthy and extra simply meals system, the place all ecosystems and persons are supported and might thrive. To take action, we should change the best way we develop meals and what we prioritize. Natural agriculture removes poisonous chemical compounds from the system, builds extra resilient farms and provide chains, might help mitigate local weather change, and supplies a safer surroundings for farm workers.
Who’s your farming, analysis and/or meals hero – and why?
All natural farmers and ranchers! They’re the true heroes as they’ve chosen a path that isn’t at all times simple and requires carrying 25 hats directly, however one that’s massively useful to the environment and society.
What are you enthusiastic about engaged on at OFRF?
There’s a big hole within the assets, monetary and academic, that go to natural farming methods in comparison with typical agriculture. Due to this fact, we now have to struggle for that help and it’s thrilling to be a part of a company that’s doing simply that!