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Paul Glowaski

Paul Glowaski is an educator, small engine mechanic, and preservationist. Paul’s farming roots are deep. His grandfather and namesake, Paul Gregory Devine, raised Angus beef in Northern Indiana and instilled a strong work ethic and love of the land in our Paul. Paul spent summers climbing into the hayloft of his grandfather’s barn, a structure built without any nails. The beams overhead showed the hatch marks of the person who milled them by hand. Paul is seeped in an appreciation for the art of the commonplace and the beauty of what two hands can make. Paul has worked on farms from Kentucky to California and finds farming to be an excellent tool to connect peoples from many walks of life to each other. From 2007-2010, Paul served as Farm Director of the Homeless Garden Project—a two-acre market farm in Santa Cruz that trains low-income and homeless community members in sustainable agriculture while simultaneously running a 70-member CSA. Paul found farming through his work with the homeless community in Vermont. He is a skilled orator and enjoys sharing his stories and knowledge of farming with groups of people. He strongly believes that good nutrition is the foundation for personal change.

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