Staff and Board

Jon Aimonetti

Executive Director

Bio coming soon…









Michael Ableman

Michael Ableman

Founding Director

Michael Ableman is a farmer and Founding Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture where he farmed from 1981-2001. He is the author and photographer of From the Good Earth (Abrams, 1993), On Good Land (Chronicle Books, 1998), and Fields of Plenty: A farmer’s journey in search of real food and the people who grow it. (Chronicle Books, 2005). Michael now farms on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia at Foxglove Farm.

Visit Michael at Fields of Plenty

Interview with Michael by Arnie Cooper

Board Members

  • Matt Buckmaster, President
  • Barry Tanowitz, Secretary
  • Dallas Chapman
  • Ashley Hollister
  • Heidi Jones
  • Perrin Pellegrin

Advisory Board

  • Wendell Berry
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Yvon Chouinard
  • Wes Jackson
  • Anthony Rodale
  • Marshall Rose
  • Alice Waters