Green Festival Speakers

Ethan Schaffer



Ethan Schaffer is the co-founder of GrowFood.org , an international nonprofit dedicated to training a new generation of organic farmers. The organization has grown into a network of over 2,100 farms in 57 countries where people can work and learn. In 2009, Grow Food launched Viva Farms, a 33 acre farm incubator located one hour north of Seattle in the Skagit Valley. Ethan was a recipient of the Brower Youth Award, a top national honor for young environmental leaders. He survived lymphoma cancer when he was 15 years old.