GMC Farm Manager &
B.A., Mathematics, Kalamazoo College
M.S., Mathematics, University of Oregon
Ph.D., Ecological Economics, University of Vermont
Kenneth Mulder is a farmer and a scientist. He has been active as a farmer and agricultural educator for ten years with experience in vegetable production and draft animal farming. He is also an ecological economist specializing in energy analysis and ecological modeling. He enjoys farming with students, training and driving oxen, and grazing in the vegetable patch. He lives across from Cerridwen Farm with his wife, Emily, and four kids—seven year-old Obadiah, six year-old Zekie, four year-old Mamie Beth and two year-old Thaddeus.
Listen to a National Public Radio story featuring Kenneth's GMC oxen class.
Read an article co-authored by Kenneth, titled "The Value of Coastal Wetlands for Hurricane Protection," published in Ambio.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sustainable Agriculture
A.B., Anthropology; A.B. History, Dartmouth College
M.A., Cultural Anthropology; A.B.D., Environmental Anthropology, University of Georgia
Eleanor Tison is a crucial member of the Green Mountain College Farm & Food Project. She is a resource for a variety of topics including food preservation, agricultural biodiversity, seed saving, and food systems in the Northeast and beyond. And with a background in anthropology, Eleanor’s input has been vital to a variety of local and sustainable food initiatives.
During her Ph.D. candidacy, Eleanor was involved in a project saving African American seeds on an island off the Georgian coast—a bridge between anthropology and food issues that has become one of her academic specialties.
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies
B.A. Chemistry, Williams College
M.Ed. Creative Arts in Learning, Lesley University
Kristen teaches Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture as part of the GMC Summer Field and Table Intensive. She runs a small certified organic farm growing summer and winter vegetables and medicinal herbs and raising sheep, goats, and chickens in Lincoln, VT. As Education Coordinator for the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Food Service Cooperative, she provides student and staff education to support improved nutritional quality, waste management, and participation in School Food Service Programs.
Kristen has served as Coordinator of NOFAVermont’s Food Education Every Day (FEED) professional development/curriculum design program in Vermont elementary schools, as Coordinator of the Vermont Agriculture in the Classroom Partners and is a graduate of the Wisdom of the Herbs School, in Calais, VT, where she studied medicinal herbology and plant spirit communication.
A Vermont certified teacher (K-12) with 20 years experience teaching in public schools, alternative programs, and technical centers, she specializes in an arts based approach to the integration of agriculture and nutrition-based learning opportunities across the curriculum, thus modeling healthy lifestyle choices. Kristen’s current area of interest is in forging connections between earth conscious farmers and organizations working to alleviate hunger and diet related disease.
GMC Assistant Farm Manager
B.S., Animal Science, Michigan State University
My name is Baylee Drown. I work at Green Mountain College, as the Assistant Manager of Cerridwen Farm. My job affords me the opportunity to grow vegetables and produce eggs, milk and meat with our force of approximately 40 volunteer students, called Farm Crew. We market our products via a 35 member CSA, on farm sales, local restaurants and a local farmers market. One of the most satisfying parts of my job is empowering our students so that they may learn the skills necessary to feed themselves and their community. Additionally, I work to promote sustainable agriculture and Green Mountain College by giving tours and tabling at events. In 2009 I received my Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from Michigan State University. I grew up on a dairy farm in Michigan. My hobbies include hiking, brewing beer and cider, making cheese, sailing, herpetology, ornithology (did you know that GMC's campus is home to woodcocks and pileated woodpeckers?) and entomology.
B.A., Sustainable Agriculture, Green Mountain College
en is a researcher and farmer on Cerridwen Farm. His primary interests are (in no particular order) agriculture/land-use history, animal power, managed grazing, permaculture, soil health, and plant ecology. He enjoys asking difficult questions, revealing and disassembling assumptions and looking at problems from multiple points of view, but couldn’t be happy if his work wasn’t tangible and physical as well. When not working, Ben enjoys playing music, exploring the Poultney River, and reading.