Sustainable Ag. Consultant
Hope Hellmann was introduced to sustainable agriculture while pursuing an undergraduate degree in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University. There she was involved with the student-run vegetable garden and worked at a local nursery and garden center. After graduating, she spent time volunteering at a local CSA until starting with Solutions in the Land in the fall of 2016. During her undergraduate career, she became interested in by the values embedded in green spaces and developed a drive to enact change in our food and farming system. Through farm system planning she has found the intersection of these passions.
Hope is interested in the integration of agriculture into other disciplines, agricultural ecosystems, analyzing agrarian sites and creating land use plans that value natural resources and maximize the services offered by working lands to a region. She is enthusiastic about continuing to educate herself about sustainable agriculture and its challenges. She brings experience with site investigation, creative problem solving, using green spaces and working lands as a basis for communication and human connection and uses these tools to integrate agriculture into other fields through whole-system planning at the farm level.