Alison Grantham, Blue Apron's Agroecologist and Director of Food Systems Research & Development, followed her passion for soils to a career in sustainable agriculture. Beginning with research on soil carbon in forests at Harvard's Long-Term Ecological Research station in 2006, Alison went on to lead research on organic and sustainable agriculture at the Rodale Institute, managed Penn State Extension's beginning farmer training program, and completed a dual-title PhD focusing on improving nitrogen management in agriculture at Penn State prior to joining BA in 2015. Alison leads Blue Apron's Regenerative Agriculture initiative—developing standards, assessments, third party technical assistance partnerships, and other tools and strategies to enhance Blue Apron's farm partners' growing practices.
Director of food systems R&D, Blue Apron
July 19 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm