Sarah is a program coordinator with Food First NL, supporting and developing community-led action on food issues. Sarah is the first point of contact for organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador starting food security initiatives. This includes a local program map, hands-on food skills workshops, and sharing education and best practices resources for food programs.
With a special focus on the St. John's city region, Sarah coordinates Food on the Move, a pop-up affordable food market, and co-chairs the St. John's Food Policy Council. As a farmer, she brings a wide variety of hands-on experience to this role.
Sarah lives in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador with her husband and daughter on their farm Seed to Spoon. They build soil and steward six acres of fields, woods, and wetlands. Producing fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers compliments her work in seed saving, where unique and climate-resilient varieties add biodiversity and beauty to their farm.
A graduate of Memorial University earth sciences program, Sarah has studied environmental impacts of heavy metals contamination and acted as a research assistant on food policy and pricing in Newfoundland and Labrador.
She loves to explore how food can build community and tackle big issues.