Christine Gall – Program Director
For over a decade, Christine has immersed herself in the world of agriculture and food-based learning, from farming in Vermont to cooking with elementary-aged youth in Maine. She was initially introduced to these topics while spending a summer during her college years as a historical interpreter at a colonial-era manor and farm near where she grew up in the Lower Hudson River Valley in New York. Though she no longer wears a bonnet and 3 layers of woolen skirts, she has dedicated herself to connecting youth to gardening and food systems ever since.
Christine has worked for a variety of educational farms throughout the northeast, including Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, the Merck Forest and Farmland Center, and Shelburne Farms. Several years ago she transitioned to educating within a school setting where she helped two school districts develop comprehensive Farm to School programs, first as a FoodCorps service member in Mid-Coast Maine and then as the Garden Education Coordinator for the Burlington School Food Project (BSFP). Anyone who has read Christine’s blog posts will know that for nearly four years she split her time between managing school gardens and teaching food-based classes for BSFP and working for KidsGardening. In Summer 2020 she joined the KidsGardening staff full time.
Christine holds a B.A. in history from Haverford College and is pursuing a M.S. in Sustainable Food Systems from Prescott College. In her spare time she maintains a small home garden and enjoys spending time hiking and camping with her partner.