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Alex Bryan

California Conservation Corps, 2005; Greater Lansing Food Bank, 2010

Alex served in 2005 and 2010 with CA Conservation Corps and Greater Lansing Food Bank, respectively. His experience with the outdoors and the food bank in his two years of AmeriCorps service has led to him managing a community garden support program (100+ community gardens helping 7,000 people access food through gardening), and a farm business development program for lower-income residents and refugees who want to start small farm businesses. In addition, Alex serves as Board President of the National Young Farmers Coalition, which works to lower the barriers to entry into farming. He also co-owns a 4-acre urban farm in the city of Detroit called Food Field. “I learned that the desire to accomplish tasks you set for yourself far outweighs the difficulty in actually accomplishing them. With that and a strong team and good leadership, the most difficult of things can be done.”

Garden Project Program Manager - Greater Lansing Food Bank
Lansing, Michigan
“I learned that the desire to accomplish tasks you set for yourself far outweighs the difficulty in actually accomplishing them. With that and a strong team and good leadership, the most difficult of things can be done.”