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Lisa Preschel

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Lisa Preschel is Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's school garden program director. She has a biology/Spanish degree, and is a volunteer Master Gardener. Before coming to work in Sonoma County in 2006, she lived off the grid for ten years on her 40acre homestead in Northern California. Lisa worked for the UC Cooperative Extension in Trinity County, and directed a pilot USDA food security project that created two community gardens and a rural food assessment. She represents the interests of school gardens on the Sonoma County Food System Alliance, California School Garden Network, and the School Garden Network of Sonoma County.Lisa Preschel is Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's school garden program director. She has a biology/Spanish degree, and is a volunteer Master Gardener. Before coming to work in Sonoma County in 2006, she lived off the grid for ten years on her 40acre homestead in Northern California. Lisa worked for the UC Cooperative Extension in Trinity County, and directed a pilot USDA food security project that created two community gardens and a rural food assessment. She represents the interests of school gardens on the Sonoma County Food System Alliance, California School Garden Network, and the School Garden Network of Sonoma County.