Development Officer, Irish Organic Association
Grace has extensive experience in organic food and farming. With a qualification in organic horticulture she began her career teaching Sustainable Agriculture at the Organic College in Limerick. From there she returned to her native Carlow and started a commercial horticulture business selling organic produce at the Carlow Farmer’s Market. Grace continued to teach organic horticulture courses from her farm and also at various centres in the area.
In 2007 she began working with the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association, IOFGA as their Development Officer. Her role is varied and involves working on projects to develop the sector, and includes a mandate to enhance the role of organic food and producers in the media.