Martha Young – Senior Development Officer

Martha YoungSenior Development Officer, Martha Young lives on a farm in rural Piscataquis County, where she and her husband, Richard Garrett, are licensed maple syrup producers, avid gardeners, photographers, loggers and researchers.  She‘s on the boards of the Bingham Area Health Council and the South Solon Historical Society and staff at Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic (PRHDR).  Martha’s Quaker education has provided the impetus for her numerous socially philanthropic projects and interest in our ecosystem. She’s especially concerned about the threats to human health and the natural environment by hazardous waste, industrial pollution and dangerous chemicals.

Mary Hildebrand – Bookkeeper

Mary HildebrandMary Hildebrand lives with her husband Steve in an owner-built, solar powered off-grid home in Surry, Maine, where they grow a lovely garden on their small, wooded, pastured lot. Mary is a firm believer in Scott and Helen Nearing’s pay-as-you-go philosophy. She enjoys volunteering at The Simmering Pot Community Supper and is a member of the Hancock County Food Security Network. Along with Steve and a small group of close friends she shouts it out with a local rock n’ roll band known as The Free Radicals.

Meredith Gray – Administrative Coordinator

Meredith Gray PicMeredith Gray lives in Little Deer Isle, Maine with her husband Garrett (a boat captain), and their daughters Iris and Maeve. As the director of Healthy Island Project she spent several years working with islanders of all ages to promote health and wellness. Meredith has a teaching degree and since becoming a mother devotes much of her time to homeschooling her children – this includes lots of digging in the dirt, very messy art projects and plenty of storytelling! A volunteer for several island organizations, she serves on the boards of Opera House Arts and Project Launch. Meredith enjoys exploring the islands of Penobscot Bay, hiking, taking long walks in the woods, reading and cooking.

Warren Berkowitz – Farm Manager

Warren pic

(Also a Board Member)




Nancy Berkowitz – Garden Manager