Grateful to be a part of BUG Farms, Jesse is also working to start a seed collective in Salt Lake City and gives monthly tours of the Salt Lake Cemetery. Feel free contact him if you are interested in participating in either of these.
A native of this fair Salt Lake City, Coleman is returning home this season, after having graduated from the University of Texas and working on an organic farm near Asheville, North Carolina. Coleman's peaceful disposition is a centering force for an otherwise frantic group of farmers. His constant Spanish language tips, tales of glorious rock pitches past, and lunchtime feats of strength form the backbone of this agricultural outfit.
Hanley comes to BUG Farms having worked on farms in Northern California and New Mexico. He brings a much needed and appreciated perspective on permacultural strategies and solutions for the market farm (not to mention a similarly needed patience for dogs).
BUG Farms is the brainchild of Sharon Anne Leopardi. Her previous farming experience includes spending a summer working at Mesa Farm Market in Caineville, UT; spending the early part of 2009 WWOOFing in New Zealand, working as a gardener for Wasatch Community Gardens during the summer of 2009 and going garden crazy at her community garden for the past 6 seasons. She dreams of a vibrant local food movement in Salt Lake, turning lawns into food producing areas and increasing awareness of the importance of locally, sustainably grown food that is avaiable to everyone.