Meet Your Farmers

Farmer Hallie

Drawn to Washington from arid Kansas by the green trees and beautiful waterways, Hallie brings her enthusiasm for agriculture and sustainability to Oxbow Education programs. Hallie has educated in many settings, including a wetlands nature center in Colorado and through outreach to local farmers at WSU Extension. Eager to connect to fresh food and fresh young minds, she joined OxEd in early 2016. Hallie appreciates the deep influence of the changing seasons on food and farming and shares that awe and wonder with the young people that visit Oxbow.

Farmer Meredith

An East Coast transplant and University of Vermont graduate, Meredith moved to Seattle in 2012 and promptly felt at home teaching garden education through Seattle Tilth’s Children’s Garden. She bounced around western Washington as an environmental educator for several years, including at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island, where she got paid in sunsets. Meredith became Education Program Coordinator and Summer Camp Director at Oxbow in 2015 and can often be found walking in the woods and admiring seeds.

Farmer Shea

Grown fresh right here in the Pacific Northwest, Shea spent childhood summers sailing the Puget Sound and winters visiting waterfalls along the Columbia River. Following the flow of fresh water from the Cascades to the Pacific Ocean, finding fantastic creatures under rocks, and discovering resilient plants clinging to cliff sides have inspired Shea to explore the life-giving connections between water, plants, animals, soil, and of course, humans. Farmer Shea couldn’t be more excited to share secret spots, learn about healthy food and native ecology, build community, and make discoveries with Oxbow’s adventurous young learners!