Heather Wodehouse – Farmer
Ariana Basco – Office Manager
Ariana Basco is a long time sustainable food advocate and community organizer. A native of Queens, she fell in love with New Paltz while attending SUNY and, after graduating, decided to make this her permanent home. Following graduation she worked as the Project Coordinator for the New York Public Interest Research Group, one of the state’s leading advocates for environmental protection and consumer rights. She also co-chaired the SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force, a campus based college-community organization. Ariana then ran for and won a seat on the New Paltz Village Board and served as a Trustee for four years. While in office she championed local food and regional food security, organizing celebrations of farming and food in our community and authoring an ordinance to permit raising chickens in the Village of New Paltz.
She was a regular volunteer at the Brook Farm Project and worked the fields at the Huguenot Street Farm before taking on the position of Office Manager at Phillies Bridge. She handles most of the farm’s administrative tasks, organizes events, coordinates volunteers and writes grant proposals. You can email Ariana at firstname.lastname@example.org.