Christof Bernau - Staff

February 29, 2020


Christof started out at the Center for Agroecology as an apprentice in 1994 after working in landscaping and plant propagation for a number of years. He has been the Farm Garden manager and instructor at the Center for Agroecology since 1999. His job duties include teaching Apprenticeship classes about the foundations of organic agriculture practices and changing the food system, supporting intern and student education, managing the yearly plant sale alongside Assistant Manager Kellee Matsushita-Tseng, and scheduling sowing and bed turnover.

Christof loves working at the Center for Agroecology because he's able to engage with the land and critters on a daily basis, work with inspiring and idealistic individuals that come through the Center for Agroecology, and he enjoys weaving together land stewardship and crop production with food systems change and equity. He also enjoys the continual learning that he experiences working at the Center for Agroecology. Christof has two goals in his role as Farm Garden manager and instructor: to steward a healthy, productive, and biodiverse ecosystem, as well as to facilitate a learning environment in which everyone has an opportunity to thrive.

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