Dwight Hobbs

Dwight moved to Maine in 2015 to start a Maine Organic Famers and Gardeners Association Apprenticeship at Morning Dew Farm in Newcastle and Damariscotta. After 5 seasons with Morning Dew, Dwight helped manage the vegetable production at Sheepscot General Store and Farm in Whitefield for two seasons before joining Wolfe’s Neck Center in April 2022. 

Before moving to Maine, Dwight grew up in Northern California’s Bay Area and studied Diplomacy and World Affairs, and Urban and Environmental Policy at Occidental College in Los Angeles. While serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA, Dwight realized that he needed experience getting his hands dirty if he wanted to help make our food systems more just, democratic and equitable. It took about a week of apprenticing on a small farm in the northern Sierra Nevada to realize growing food was what he wanted to do. Dwight is grateful for the mentorship and friendship of the farmers he’s worked for in California, Vermont and Maine, and he hopes to help create the same learning opportunities for young and future farmers at Wolfe’s Neck Center – while also growing some great food!

 In his free time he likes to stare at trees and fungi, watch soccer, talk about democracy, and slowly make his way through my ever-filling bookshelf.

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