Per a press release, Bowery Farming Chief Commercial Officer Katie Seawell has been added to the Teens for Food Justice board of directors.
TFFJ, per the release, “operates high-capacity hydroponic farms on six school campuses across four New York City boroughs and Denver, Colorado. TFFJ students use real-world 21st-century science and technology to grow up to 10,000 pounds (per school) of hydroponic produce annually. Through the program, TFFJ’s farmers develop a meaningful solution to food insecurity, transform their relationship with the food they eat, and develop cutting-edge STEM skills needed in a new green sector economy.”
"I've long admired and supported the work and mission of Teens for Food Justice and am thrilled to join their Board of Directors," Seawell said. "Together we will work toward building a just food system for all and expanding healthy food access in underserved communities. Bowery is committed to addressing health, hunger, and nutrition across the U.S. and I'm excited to work with TFFJ to tackle food insecurity."
“We are delighted to have Katie join our Board of Directors and continue our ongoing partnership with Bowery to address long standing food inequities in high-need areas, “said TFFJ Founder and CEO Katherine Soll. “Katie brings with her an impressive knowledge of the country’s current agricultural landscape, sustainability, and food deserts, which will no doubt make her an invaluable addition to our board.”
As part of his role at Bowery, Seawell “spearheads efforts to build its commercial presence in new markets and grow the business with existing customers and “leads Bowery’s public policy and community impact work.” She also co-founded aGirlculture, a women’s development network at Bowery, and serves as the group’s executive sponsor.