Mary Ann Reese, Food Bank Farm Mentor and Cooking Instructor

Name: Mary Ann ReeseMary Ann Reese

Occupation: Writer, Acreage Caretaker

Values: Pursue peace and care for the poor

Place of Residence: Washington State

Background and Personal History: Mary remembers her first gardening experience in the kitchen of their family home when she was about 7 years old. Her mom helped her grow impatiens and when the flowers opened, Mary was hooked on gardening.

Mary has owned a mini-farm, greenhouse, chickens, ducks, and geese raised from eggs in an incubator. Now she enjoys writing, organic gardening, photography, reading, playing bocce ball, hiking, sewing, quilting, crocheting and music.

Current Projects: Writing, Crocheting, and growing micro-greens and saffron crocus

Other Fun Facts: Mary and her husband, Kevin, are certified mentors in designing, building and operating food bank farms. They are also certified in teaching cooking classes to low-income families.