Jennifer Biringer, Jennifer Biringer is the Project Director for the Community Learning Farm. Jennifer is experienced in developing and rolling out programs, strategies, and partnerships, as well as leading teams. She is thrilled to be working with Feast Down East to build a more equitable food system from the ground up. She comes to us by way of Simusolar, where she worked on a venture to build partnerships to provide smallholder farmers solar-powered irrigation equipment in Tanzania. While there, she also tried her hand at building up a homestead which brought lots of learning!
Previously she directed The Nature Conservancy's program of work with farmers and ranchers in California, and forged partnerships with the agriculture industry to create a resilient nature-based approach to managing a large watershed within the Central Coast of California. She also directed think tank and corporate strategy consultancy SustainAbility's engagement with food and agriculture clients such as Wal-Mart, The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg's, and others. While at SustainAbility, Jennifer also completed training in permaculture, which resulted in the creation of Appetite for Change, a transformation agenda for the food sector.
Jennifer has also worked at the World Wildlife Fund, where she led the organization's global effort on climate adaptation for forest ecosystems; and she also created and launched WWF's North American Forest & Trade Network, a program that partners with the forest products industry to improve forest management on the ground. She has a B.S. in Plant Biology and a B.A. in Anthropology from Arizona State University, and an M.A. in International Relations & Resource and Environmental Management from Boston University.
Jennifer can be found in her free time with her family building their garden, exploring the region's natural areas, and enjoying the delicious food that Wilmington offers!