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Jerel Ferguson

Jerel Ferguson is the founder of Hike4Life, a Dorchester based, community organization that encourages inner-city youth and families to participate in activities and experience life in the outdoors. Through his nature-based enrichment programs, his love of the environment and the land grew and sparked his interest in urban farming. After 3 successful seasons of growing at The Food Project Greenhouse, Jerel joined The Food Project staff in August of 2015. Jerel is a father of three and loves hiking, music, photography, cooking and intellectual conversation.

Brendan Murtha


Brendan Murtha joined The Food Project as the Lincoln Field Manager at the start of 2016.  He returned to Massachusetts from Pennsylvania where he attended college and worked on a diverse vegetable/livestock farm.  As the Field Manager, Brendan shares many responsibilities with the Farm Manager to ensure the farm operates smoothly and produces healthy food.  Brendan's favorite parts of farming are troubleshooting mechanical issues, making compost, and eating the delicious produce.  In his free time, Brendan enjoys biking, fermenting food, and scheming about efficient and sustainable ways to grow produce.

Ross Condit

Director of Marketing & Communications

781-259-8621 x30
[email protected]

Ross joined The Food Project in late 2015 as our Manager of Marketing & Communications. He comes to us from Better Business Bureau of Central New England and Hardwick Farmers Co-Op where he managed the marketing, communications, and events for the organization. Prior to that, Ross co-owned and ran his own marketing and communications firm that worked with an assortment of clients including: non-profit organizations, farms, artisans, and more. In addition, to his marketing & communications experience, Ross has held roles in Government Relations and has worked with several youth and family organizations. When not working, he enjoys (almost) all things musical, off-kilter cinema, building, wood working, and being on and under the water.

Dean Redfearn

Grants Manager

781-259-8621 Ext. 15

Dean Redfearn joined The Food Project late in 2015. He is a recent immigrant to the USA having lived in the UK all of his life. He was previously Assistant Professor in Political Theory at the University of Manchester and was awarded a Ph.D. in political philosophy in June 2015. Dean is an experienced youth soccer coach and enjoys playing and watching a number of sports. He also enjoys reading history and philosophy, visiting museums, and enthusing about architecture everybody else hates. Dean is passionate about social justice and is excited to convey that in his grant writing for The Food Project.

Stock Transfer Instructions

Find pdf of information as of May 2017 here

Grow Well, Eat Well, Be Well Workshop Registration

Register for Grow Well, Eat Well, Be Well classes below. Email Keely at [email protected] with questions about cooking classes and Angel at [email protected] with questions about gardening classes. Check back for potential additional classes through the spring! 

Hazel Kiefer

Lynn Urban Agriculture Manager

Hazel worked on farms in Vermont, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts prior to starting as an Assistant Grower at The Food Project in 2014. Her decade of agricultural experience spans livestock, berries, and vegetable operations. She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012. When not at work, Hazel enjoys walking on the beach or in Lynn Woods, braiding onions, and finding new ways to enjoy raw garlic. 

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