Alex Gulachenski

Alex joined Wolfe’s Neck Center as the Farms Networks Coordinator with a background in agricultural research, farm community outreach, and education. She will manage the farmer networks that WNC supports (Maine Soil Health Network & New England Grazing Network), lead our on-site ecosystem monitoring and our integration with OpenTEAM as a hub farm, and serve as a mentor to research interns and openTEAM fellows. An ecologist by training, Alex views agriculture from a systems and community-centered perspective and loves building connections between food production principles, farmer wellbeing and livelihood, and food system resilience.

Prior to coming to WNC she completed her M.S. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis, where she built expertise in on-farm and farmer-driven research, soil health principles, and climate resilience. While at UC Davis, she served as a mentor and educator and taught numerous classes on sustainable agriculture, agroecology, and food systems. Alex is also passionate about community organizing and food justice. In 2021 she helped start an urban farm and community garden with the non-profit NorCal Resist, which currently serves as a key source of fresh and accessible produce for NorCal Resist’s mutual aid network in Sacramento, CA.

Originally from Massachusetts, Alex is excited for the opportunity to reconnect with the New England farming community and to work and live in Maine! In her free time, she can be found exploring either on cross country skis, hiking trails, or camping, as well as cooking with friends, and working on pottery projects at the ceramic studio.

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