Meg joined the Liberty Prairie Foundation in February 2013, working with the Prairie Farm Corps program as the Production Specialist. Meg has a passion for the natural world, outdoor education and sustainable agriculture. She has a B.S. in Biology from Calvin College.
Meg has had a variety of outdoor education experiences. She has taught classes at an environmental education center in Minnesota, and led wilderness trips in northern Wisconsin. In 2009 she began her own organic vegetable farm business, Wild Goose Farm. After four successful years of running Wild Goose Farm Meg was ready to put her educational hat back on. She believes working outdoors and working with food are vital parts to education, no matter what the age. The more we learn about the natural world around us, the more we will care about it. The more we learn about food, how it’s grown and prepared, the more we see our connection to the land and our community.
At the Liberty Prairie Foundation Meg manages farm production with the Prairie Farm Corps program, coordinates the Farm Business Development Center, and assists with various educational programs within the Prairie Crossing Farm. She recently helped the Prairie Farm Corps successfully transition to the Libertyville Farmers Market, where Meg had connected with customers in her former capacity as Wild Goose Farm for the past 4 years.
In her free time Meg enjoys hiking, dancing, singing and curling up with a good book. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Sustainable Agriculture program at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, teaching Horticulture 219: Organic and Sustainable Practices course.