LaDonna Redmond recently gave the keynote speech for the Farm-Based Education Association's 5th Conference at Shelburne Farms, Vermon.
LaDonna Redmond is a community food security activist working on Chicago’s west side. She is the President and CEO of The Institute for Community Resource Development (ICRD), a non-profit, community based organization that assists residents of urban communities obtain access to safe, healthy food through the development of alternative food systems. Ms. Redmond and her husband Tracey are involved in
developing an urban farm in partnership with the University of Illinois. She sits on numerous local and national boards, including the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago’s Children, and the Chicago Public School Task Force to Improve Healthy Eating. Ms. Redmond’s writing has appeared in Orion Magazine, New Farm and the New York Times. She received her BA from Antioch College.