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Lauren Errickson, Rutgers University

Lauren Errickson, Rutgers University

Certified Permaculture Designer

After co-owning/operating a horse-powered, off-grid, certified organic vegetable, fruit, and flower farm in mid-coast Maine for many years, certified permaculture designer Lauren Errickson recently returned to her home state of New Jersey, where she coordinates the New Brunswick Community Farmers Market with Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Through the market, Lauren works to increase food availability and affordability within the city, bringing Jersey Fresh produce to local families and fostering urban agriculture initiatives. As a Ph.D. student with the Rutgers University Department of Nutritional Sciences, Lauren’s professional and research goals center around her strong interests in sustainable agriculture, environmental science, community health, and food policy.