Helen is the Executive Director of KidsGardening, a national nonprofit that seeks to engage all children in learning through the garden. KidsGardening is a leading resource for garden-based educators, providing inspiration, know-how and resources for youth gardens nationwide. Helen has extensive professional background in food systems and experiential education. Prior to joining the KidsGardening team, she co-founded Food Connects, a non-profit organization in southern Vermont committed to driving food system change through Farm to School programming and a local food hub. In addition, she has over ten years of experience as an outdoor and experiential educator, both in the US and abroad. Helen is a graduate of St. Olaf College and holds an M.A. in Sustainable Development from SIT Graduate Institute.