Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Shawn Harrison

Founder & Co-Director

Soil Born Farms

Shawn Harrison is the founder and co-director of Soil Born Farms, a non-profit urban farming and education center located in Sacramento, CA.

Through its urban farm, programs and partnerships, Soil Born Farms works to create a more sustainable and equitable food system for the Sacramento region. Shawn’s work in organic agriculture and local food systems development began in 1993 as an organic farming apprentice. In 1997 he completed the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture and holds an M.S. degree in International Agriculture Development from U.C. Davis. Shawn founded Soil Born Farms in 2000 and has been recognized for his leadership in the local food system with several awards including Valley Vision’s Regional Environmental Legacy Award and the UC Davis Alumni Award of Distinction.