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Thea Maria Carlson

Conferences: 
The Farm as a Living Organism

Thea is Director of Programs with the Biodynamic Association. She is a farmer, organizer, educator, and artist with roots in California and the Midwest. She joined the Biodynamic Association while farming with Turtle Creek Gardens in 2011, and continued to balance both roles until she became Director of Programs in 2013. Her previous work includes teaching gardening, nutrition and beekeeping; developing community and educational gardens in California, Chicago and Maine; organizing strategic communications training programs for nonprofit leaders; and farming with Blue House Farm and Mendocino Organics. Thea earned a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University, a permaculture design certificate from Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, and is trained in the Art of Hosting. Her photography graced the covers of the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 issues of Biodynamics, and was featured in A Sense of Place, a collaborative exhibition between The Greenhorns and 18 Reasons.