Working with a number of school districts, Roxanne Zimmer–a Cornell Master Gardener and college professor– aims to create various school garden curriculum in various communities. She has served preschool through high school students, including those in the Head Start program. Most recently, Zimmer collaborated with others to launch a community garden on the North Fork, where all vegetables grown are shared with hungry families in the community. Dr. Zimmer also offers a global food course for Stony Brook University and is a member of a delegation of Canadian farmers, where they have been exploring issues of security in Cuba. When not weeding, Roxanne can be found at the Cornell Marine Center raising oysters.
Quote: “When kids grow kale, they want to eat it. When kids see worms, they can’t wait to get their hands in the soil. Whether in the classroom or in the garden, we take mutual delight in exploring the promise of seeds.”
— Roxanne Zimmer, Master Farmer