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Zachari Curtis

Washington University in St. Louis




Zachari has been a community accountable farmer and food systems expert working in Washington, DC for nearly a decade. At the helm of Good Sense Farm & Apiary, Zachari built one of the first and most prolific local mushroom farms in the District by leveraging the concept of rewilding to get folks excited about communing with nature. Zachari now brings all of this considerable experience to bear as Operations Director of Dreaming Out Loud, a food hub with a social mission to build a more healthy and equitable food system. Zachari developed her supply chain expertise by building a local food hub designed to support Black Farmers and food workers in gaining more equitable access to economic opportunity. The challenges she has faced are what inspire her to shape policy in pursuit of transformative solutions.

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