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Avalon Bunge  Program Associate

A native of upstate New York, Avalon is a land manager, gardener and food justice advocate. She supports a variety of HVADC programs, including Hudson Valley Bounty. Before starting her own homestead in Columbia County, she worked as a beekeeper’s apprentice and a farmers’ market manager, and has volunteered on seven farms across Northeastern Canada over the last decade.

Avalon holds a BA in Geology from Colgate University and an MS in Ecosystem Restoration from SUNY-ESF, where she investigated the potential of urban foraging to contribute to food sovereignty. She serves as secretary on the Town of Gallatin Conservation Advisory Council and is a member of the Riverkeeper Young Advocates Council.