Everyone’s Harvest mission is to provide access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables through certified farmers’ markets and community food programs. Everyone’s Harvest vision is for every community to have a fair and sustainable food system.
Sarah Hardgrave, President
Sarah is the Conservation Program Manager for the Big Sur Land Trust. She is an environmental planner with over 14 years of experience working in various ways to address issues of land use and water resource management in Monterey County. Sarah is passionate about finding creative ways to protect and enhance local natural and community resources. While employed by the City of Pacific Grove, Sarah worked closely with Everyone’s Harvest to establish the Pacific Grove Farmers’ Market and is happy to be serving now on the board of Everyone’s Harvest.
Maureen has been a Realtor on the Monterey Peninsula for the past 25 years. Maureen is a “lapsed” organic gardener. For many years she kept lovingly tended compost piles and grew all the produce her children ate. Supporting local small business endeavors that promote sustainability and addressing issues of social justice is a passion of hers. She has served on the Board of the YWCA, been a guide at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, volunteers with the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Urban Watch program, and currently chairs the Historic Resources Committee for the City of Pacific Grove.
Hester Parker, Secretary
Hester is a Lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences at California State University, Monterey Bay. She teaches Social and Ecological Justice Service Learning and facilitates the Environmental Studies major senior capstone seminar. She has taught environmental, nutrition, farm and garden-based education in formal and informal science education programs and managed school gardens in K-8 school settings. Her career is dedicated to helping others implement their own ways to promote positive and equitable economic, social, and environmental relationships, whether through involvement in certified farmers’ markets and community gardens or by other means.
Bruce is the Mayor of Marina, former Marina City Council Member (00-04), and Fort Ord Bureau of Land Management (BLM) botanist. Bruce’s passion is to contribute to the environmental, economic, and social health of the planet and to encourage others to find connections. He serves on the board of directors for the California Native Plant Society, Monterey Bay Youth Camp and the Chuck Haugen Conservation Fund. www.chuckhaugenconservationfund.org.
Vicki Pearse, Board Member, Marine Biologist and Co-chair of Sustainable PG
Vicki is a marine biologist, author and editor of books and other publications in biology; wife, mother, grandmother; nature lover. Favorite activity: walking in forests. She is a long-time supporter of the farmers’ market in Pacific Grove, where she lives, and a fan of farmers’ markets everywhere: they feed her love of cooking and eating. Choosing local food sources is one piece of treading gently on our planet. A founding member of Sustainable PG, she aims for a full, fun, durable lifestyle. www.sustainablepg.org
Estela Gutierrez, Board Member
Estela is a Resource Recovery Technician at the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority and has been promoting waste diversion management in the Salinas Valley since 2007. She joined the California Conservation Corps in 1994 for two years and worked in the public service sector at the City of Salinas for 11 years. Moreover, Estela has a passion for composting and she plans on building her own edible garden at home. She took the ALBA (Agricultural and Land-Based Training Association) Organic Farming course where she has learned about growing and marketing healthy produce while using environmentally friendly farming techniques.
Interested in becoming an Everyone’s Harvest Board Member? Please Contact Us!
Phone: (831) 384-6961