We offer our congratulations and gratitude to Board member Greg Watson upon his April appointment by Governor Deval Patrick as the Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture.
A polymath, Greg has a deep background in food and farming issues and previously held the same post from 1990-1993.
Most recently Greg was one of the key forces in realizing Cape Wind, the largest offshore wind farm project in the country. He has deep expertise in ecological design, food systems, renewable energy, and social justice. He also serves on the boards of our good friends The Buckminster Fuller Institute (he's a Bucky maven), and New Alchemy Institute, where he served as executive director of the groundbreaking biomimicry and eco-design think-and-do tank founded by our old friends John and Nancy Jack Todd.
Massachusetts is already at the forefront of reinventing local, organic and fair food systems, and Greg's leadership at the state level will no doubt help make the state a breakthrough model for the abundance of local and regional food and farming initiatives flowering across the nation and world. Go, Greg!