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About Me

Howdy, I'm Edlin 👋🏼

Former tech worker, current food founder, and future farmer...

After 13 years in New York City and San Francisco tech, I moved to a remote town in the Deep South to live and work on a farm that produces carbon negative beef through rotational grazing.

I've worked at a Fortune 500 food giant, a handful of early-stage tech startups, and a hyper-growth unicorn in the food delivery space. I've dreamed of starting my own farm since 2009, and after 10 years pursuing the conventional markings of success, that move was supposed to be the start of that journey. But then, I saw behind the curtain of the regenerative promises being made by some of the loudest voices, and I felt duped.

Disillusioned, disgruntled, and distressed, I wound up back in NYC. I went into agriculture believing in its power to sequester carbon, rebuild soil life and ecosystems, restore our collective health, reinvigorate communities, and empower and sustain local economies. I still believe all of that is possible, and I am finding my way back to it, one measured step at a time.

Join me on this long and winding journey of rediscovering hope, exploring ways to scale restorative agriculture, and finding joy in the chaos.

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