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Lorrie Clevenger

Lorrie Clevenger is a co-founder of Rise & Root Farm in New York state. Previously, she was a community gardener at Taqwa Community Farm in the Bronx for several seasons. She is a founding member of Black Urban Growers (BUGs), an organization committed to building networks and community support for black growers, and she served as the Volunteer General Coordinator for their first annual Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference in 2010. Lorrie is a founding member of Farm School NYC and has remained part of the Executive Board since its inception in 2008, helping to develop curriculum and programming around innovative urban farming education.