Casey Townsend

Regional Network: 
New England Regional Network
Class Year: 
2012
Position: 
Urban Grower/Farmer
Location: 
Jamaica Plain Massachusetts

I bring an experiential, agricultural and entrepreneurial perspective to the program.   Having worked at a number of environmental education centers throughout the U.S. including Shaver’s Creek in Pennsylvania and the Hood Canal Watershed Project in Washington, I have grown to love the experiential and place-based methods for learning.  I fell in love with farming and the simplicity (and often the difficulties) of growing organic food when I was the Education Director at Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA and have since been farming at smaller production farms in the Boston/Metro West area.  Most recently, my wife and I embraced our entrepreneurial spirits and started a travel-based English school called the Eco English Experience.   My academic past can be traced to my days in State College at Penn State University and currently as an MBA candidate at Antioch University of New England in Keene, New Hampshire.