Ed Barker, President

Ed Barker is a nonprofit leader with 30 years of experience in agriculture, environmental education, and social enterprise. In professional roles he has led initiatives to increase adoption of organic and regenerative agricultural production, develop systemic approaches to soil carbon sequestration, and promote local food production. He has direct experience leading organizational turnaround and generating new revenue within key community institutions and has successfully created programmatic impact and financial support through multiple strategic corporate partnerships.

Ed holds a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where his studies included work with collaborative change, leadership, and communication. He also holds a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College. He is an advisor to the Chewonki Foundation in coastal Maine.

He and his family are big fans of the Belmont public library.