Shannon Algiere, one of the first employees on the farm at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, brings over 25 years of experience in holistic farm design, crops production, garden and greenhouse management and farm-based education.
She was introduced to an agrarian lifestyle as a young girl, frolicking in strawberry fields and peach orchards and showing goats and rabbits at local fairs. While studying at the University of Rhode Island, Shannon worked at a natural food cooperative, where she was inspired to think about food sourcing and holistic nutrition.
She has worked to promote sustainable models in the floral industry by celebrating the elegance and ecology of connecting regional grower economies with designers, and has led training and workshops on growing and marketing cut flowers at NOFA, Stone Barns Center’s Young Farmer’s and Oregon State University Small Farms conferences.
She has also written articles and been interviewed for her work at the intersection of farming and health & wellness.
On the side: Along with her husband and mentor Jack, Shannon sustains a passion for natural systems and is raising two teens in Westchester County.