Center for Environmental Farming Systems | Community Food Strategies, Project Lead
Abbey works at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) with the Community Food Strategies project and the Committee on Racial Equity. She is a native of Eastern NC and hails from a long line of resourceful fishermen, boat builders, and educators. Her work over the last decade at the intersection of food and community builds on the wisdom of community mentors in Durham, Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA and from her roots on the waterways of Pamlico and Carteret Counties as well as her undergrad degree in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill and a graduate degree from NC State University in Community Engaged Design. When she isn’t focused on building community-based food systems, you might find her gardening with neighbors at her Durham, NC home or driving east to sail the Neuse River.