Grace Brogan

Renewing the Countryside
Writer, Educator, Farmer, & Maker

Grace Brogan is inspired by place and determined to cultivate healthy, just communities, food systems, and environments through communication, education, and thoughtful work done by hand.

Whether engaging in projects through nonprofit program management, environmental or arts education, sustainable farming, or the written word, Grace is committed to bringing folks together through the curious mind of a student and attention to one's part in a complicated system of relationships.

Grace received her BA in both studio art and English while studying environmental science and politics when her interest in values-based economies and transparent supply chains was born. This soon led to her first season of organic farming and an immersion in the programming and operations of a community-based educational nonprofit committed to teaching traditional crafts.

In 2012, she completed an MS in Environmental Studies with concentrations in Sustainable Food Systems and Creative Writing. Prior to that, she received a certificate in nonprofit business, management, and administration through a 14-week intensive course at the University of St. Thomas. All of this, to buttress her passion for reconnecting people with each other and nature through the items, skills, routines, and relationships that surround us every day.

She sees the tools of systems change, design thinking, and sustainable development as keys to building and supporting resilient, connected rural and urban communities. To aid in communicating all of this, she has twice been invited to partake in the Wildbranch Writing Workshop, co-hosted by Sterling College and Orion magazine; once to focus on poetry with Alison Hawthorne Demming and again to focus on nonfiction with Sandra Steingraber.

She hopes to handbuild a life of learning, sharing, and making change.

Specialties: Writing and editing; program, event, and volunteer management/coordination; nonprofit development/fundraising; and social media planning.

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