Marion Polk Food Share is pleased to introduce its new Community Gardens Director, Ian Dixon-McDonald.
Ian holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University, and focused his studies on local, sustainable food systems. In Flagstaff, he founded and managed an educational demonstration garden, a local foods advocacy group, and a campus composting program. He has worked extensively on community gardening efforts, community organizing, and at-risk youth-run garden projects. He is certified in Permaculture design and experienced with ecological landscaping and rainwater harvesting systems.
Ian grew up in Polk County and has lived and gardened in Monmouth, Eugene, Corvallis, and Flagstaff, Arizona. He looks forward to supporting and engaging with the rich, diverse gardening community in Marion and Polk counties.
Please contact Ian to discuss the Community Gardening program at Marion Polk Food Share.