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CHRIS PETERSON / BA, MA

AOVS URBAN FARM MANAGER / email Chris

Chris fell in love with agriculture during college after witnessing firsthand the intersection of food, community development, and social justice in agricultural projects in Nicaragua and Argentina. After graduating from Christian Brothers University where he co-founded the campus’ first community garden, he completed his M.A. in Human Values and Global Ethics at King’s College London, focusing on the ethics of sustainable food systems. Upon returning from London, Christopher became the first Executive Director of GrowMemphis and served as Chair for both the Food Advisory Council for Memphis and Shelby County and the Tennessee Food Policy Council, until he founded Loch Holland Farm, a sustainable farm in Saulsbury, TN specializing in producing high quality, pasture raised meat through managed intensive grazing.