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Rose Hayden-Smith

An academic with the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rose Hayden-Smith’s work focuses on providing gardening and food systems education to youth, educators and community audiences in Ventura, California. She serves as the leader for UC ANR's Sustainable Food Systems Initiative. A practicing U.S. historian, she is a nationally recognized expert on Victory Gardens, food policy, and school garden programs. Hayden-Smith was a 2008-2009 Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow (FASP); she writes as UC's Victory Grower.