Maren Neldam is the Youth Education Program Manager at Tilth Alliance. She has been working in place-based environmental and food systems education for 10 years, and previously worked in sustainable agriculture and river restoration. In her roles at Tilth, she has worked with people of all ages to steward land, grow food, and cook in community. This includes leading science-based outdoor education in school gardens and public green spaces, facilitating workshops for teachers and families on sustainable school garden program development and outdoor education, and supporting design and development of school and community gardens. She is passionate to learn about complex systems and participate in community driven solutions to environmental and food issues.