MEET YOUR FARMER
Matthew is the farm manager and our faithful leader. In 2014, he completed his education at the organic Farmer Training Program through Michigan State University. Matthew became the Manager of Giving Tree Farm in 2017 and has been a catalyst for change in our farming systems. He brings a fresh perspective and pushes towards sustainable productivity and land stewardship.
Assistant Farm Manager
Luke is the Assistant Farm Manager and a pillar of stoic wisdom. He finished his permaculture Design Certification in 2014 and has been farming organically since 2015. He is passionate about using conscious design practices and perennial food crops to create a farm with long term sustainability and yield.
Special Projects Coordinator
Jake is a garden enthusiast and a student at Michigan State University currently studying Horticulture. His passions lie firmly within wildflowers, birds, and radishes. Though somewhat new to farming, he is incredibly grateful to be learning more about the blooming agricultural community here in Lansing. He hopes to one day find himself at the intersection of both intentional farming and connecting urban communities like his own to restorative agriculture and a love of the land and neighbour.
Amanda has grown up on a large family owned farm and is excited to learn all about the benefits of small, sustainable, organic farming. She is the Market Coordinator for Giving Tree Farm and spends her days making sure that fresh organic produce is available for those who may not otherwise experience it.
Our client-employees are a part of everything that we do at Giving Tree Farm by working in ways that fit within their vocational training programs. They are the reason why we are here, Wondering where they all are?Privacy policies strictly limits photography of client-employees.