Lucy Bartholomew’s passion for community enrichment and food sovereignty brought her to Mendocino County, briefly in 2013 and then permanently in 2015. Lucy believes that all people deserve access to safe, healthy, and fun spaces to play, appropriate places to live, and desirable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food that was grown or produced in a way that didn’t make anyone’s life worse.
Lucy’s career has been dedicated to food justice, land access, placemaking, and health equity. She has worked as an Environmental Justice Educator, Farmer, Naturalist, Coordinator of a network of 60 community and school gardens, Manager of a county-wide farm-to-school program, Manager of a COVID-19 education and grant program, and Coordinator of a walk and bike accessibility program, among other roles. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of the Pacific and is an MPA Candidate at Sonoma State University.
Lucy lives in an intentional community devoted to self-sufficiency that inspires her to model the sustainable lifestyle she hopes will become commonplace.