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Kendrya Close

Foodshed Alliance
Executive Director
Kendrya’s passion for local food and activism for sustainable agriculture led her to her position as the Executive Director of the Foodshed Alliance, a non-profit organization working at the intersection of food, farming and the environment.   Kendrya’s experience in the local food movement includes working to engage farmers in sustainable agriculture, educate the community with food issues and connecting what we eat to the land from which it comes.  Kendrya has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from Ohio University and her extensive work as a plant pathologist and urban forester for the Davey Tree Company are among her credentials.The combination of sustainability issues and a basic love of eating well is what drives Kendrya’s current work for the Foodshed Alliance, including projects such as developing a feasibility plan for a Food Hub in New Jersey, implementing a Regional Foodshed Resiliency Plan, creating and access to local, fresh, healthy food by all people, regardless of means.