A creative sherpa by day and civic crusader by night, Meg is all about making the world a better place through inspiring design, creative placemaking, and baked goods up the wazoo. When she's not writing in the third person, Meg enjoys exploring her community by bike and foot, attempting to cook, and enacting positive change on a local level through Ignite Stamford. She also likes to watch videos of cats on YouTube.
It was not until her experience organizing an elder community garden for The National Society for American Indian Eldery (AmeriCorps VISTA) in 2010 that she discovered her love of organic gardening and farming. She is in her third year with Homefront Farmers LLC in Ridgefield, CT, bringing a yard-to-table experience to the residents of Fairfield County and is excited to help her fellow Nutmeggers do good while eating well, in camaraderie with Eat for Equity's amazing organizers and volunteers.
A Nutmegger at heart, RJ Mercede lived in New Orleans, Boston, Portland and Sacramento before calling Stamford home once again. Always up for a challenge, he’s displayed his soccer skills (or lack thereof) in Brazil, rappelled a 4-story fire tower in Istanbul, and most recently founded Eat For Equity Stamford, a way to connect the finer things in life – good food, great people and fun times!
is an educator and artist engaging youth in agriculture and natural ecology. She loves local food, good company, and candid photos. Veronica, formerly an AmeriCorps Public Ally and formerly an intern for the Jane Goodall Institute, has spent ten years wearing many hats in the nonprofit field.