Angela is Founder/Flower Grower of Rock Steady Farm & Flowers, a woman owned worker cooperative in the Hudson Valley. Rock Steady provides sustainably grown vegetables and cut flowers to CSA members, restaurants, stores and designers from the Berkshires to Brooklyn, and partners with various non-profit organizations to bring fresh produce to low income residents in Dutchess County. Angela studied Ecological Horticulture at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz, and Non-Profit Administration at Ithaca College. She has previously worked on affordable housing issues, food access, and as an advocate for survivors of interpersonal violence. She also managed a small non-profit in Ocotal, Nicaragua. Angela continues to draw inspiration from agriculture’s relationship with cultural tradition, rebuilding a shared sense of place and community, environmental justice and growing local economies.