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Nataka Crayton, Urban Farming Institute

Nataka Crayton, Urban Farming Institute

Operations Manager

Nataka S. Crayton-Walker, has committed her existence to the discovery and development of meaningful strategies for social, economic and food equity, particularly for communities of color. Mrs. Crayton believes that through such discovery and determination, we are able to unleash our human and innate entrepreneurial capacity to create opportunity and new industry. Mrs. Crayton-Walker has worked as an urban farmer for more than 8 years with the Village Farm, City Growers, and helped to create the Urban Farming Institute. In 2016, Mayor Martin J. Walsh selected Mrs. Walker among other great women for the Extraordinary Women Campaign of Boston on International Women’s Day. Her childhood dream to become a farmer, coupled with her hands in the ground gardening, led her to acquire her Master Urban Gardener Certificate from Boston Natural Areas Network, and her farming certificate from New Entry Sustainable Farming Program.