Hi there! I'm Amanda, the new executive director for Fitchburg Fields!
I began life on Allied Drive, so the mission of Fitchburg Fields truly speaks to me. I later lived in and attended high school in Lodi, a wonderful small city just north of Dane County, complete with many small farms. I am very fortunate to have this blend of perspectives, from both disadvantaged communities hungry for food freedom and from community-level growers who believe in sustainable practices and land stewardship. I believe we at Fitchburg Fields can help create food systems in our communities which are fair for everyone, and I am eager to get to work.
I am an attorney as well as a coach, tutor, and Big Sister, and I serve on the executive board of the Capitol View Farmers Market on the east side of Madison where I live with my partner, Alexander Brown, our dog Alli and cat, Joannie.
Fitchburg Fields is a grassroots, non-profit and for-impact organization in Fitchburg, WI, just south of the capital city of Madison. We have a small garden and a big vision, and we invite you to volunteer, learn, and contribute to our efforts!
What we do
Grow the next generation of organic farmers and gardeners.
Create new jobs in the local food sector.
Create community bonds.
Why we do it
Recession is causing unemployment and hunger.
Peaking oil supplies necessitate a low-fuel food system.
Global climate change necessitates a low-carbon food system.
How we do it
Teach in our garden.
Teach in community kitchens and homes.
Support the community with food and information.
"A Teaching and Sharing Garden"
Our Garden, 4000 sq. ft. of fertility at the SE
corner of Lacy Rd. and Fahey Glen in Fitchburg, WI, is a small plot of borrowed land, but we are enthusiastically using it to teach and learn
how to create a local food system in the Madison area. (Click here for
map.) We hope to
"scale up" our experiences when we purchase a 250-acre parcel just 2
miles away – but that will take a lot of help! (Read about our vision,
and see the land that could become a center for sustainable agriculture
and living by clicking here.)
New videos -Click here to see the video shown at the Harvest Dinner -
Click here to see us in action during our "Squash Challenge" -