With every season, Beecher's acknowledges a leader who has worked exceptionally hard, often without recognition, to further their community’s understanding of and/or access to Pure Food. We call this our "Pure Food Hero Award" and it is our opportunity to commend other organizers who have had a profound impact on the Pure Food movement.
In addition to sharing their story, we also award them a no-strings-attached $1,000 prize to show that our appreciation extends beyond words of gratitude. We welcome comments as well as nominations for the Pure Food Hero. Share your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our current Hero ...
Our newest Pure Food Hero, Molly Culver, manages the one-acre Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service
in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where she oversees flower and vegetable crop production as well as farm education and training programs for adults.
In its 5th growing season, the Youth Farm produces over 15,000 pounds of fresh food and engages over 400 youth and 350 adults through programs annually. Molly has worked in sustainable food systems since 2005, starting as an Americorps volunteer organizing a CSA and farmers market in the South Bronx. She is a cofounder of Farm School NYC
and also runs her own sustainable floral design company, Molly Oliver Flowers
Learn more about our previous Pure Food Heroes.
Marcel Van Ooyen - GrowNYC
Holley Atkinson - Making Food Work
David Graves - New York City beekeeper
Angela Davis - Just Food
Tom French - Experience Food Project
Jennifer Adler - Passionate Nutrition