Violet Reed is the executive director in training for Mevo. She has been actively involved with Mevo since 2017 where she was a farm crew intern. Since then, she has grown with Mevo from an intern, to 2018 Trail Crew Leader, to apprenticing under the current Mevo staff for her new role. Violet graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall in December of 2018 with a major in English, a minor in Environmental Studies and honors in English. During her time at Seton Hall, she implemented a campus-wide environmental campaign, Blue Goes Green to increase environmental awareness and action on campus which included the implementation of a reusable cup program at on-campus cafes and eateries, for a discount, and the help in the selection of an environmentally based freshman class reading book for 2019. Violet’s environmental efforts at Seton Hall awarded her the Vice President’s Award for Exemplary Student Service in the spring of 2018, the highest leadership awarded to a graduating senior at Seton Hall. She feels that there is power in the role that small-scale organic agriculture can have on the coalition of local communities, and is invested in the belief that humans can heal the damage they have done to our land through restorative agriculture, permaculture principles, and most importantly through an encouraged and shared vision for a healthy earth. She believes that all people have the right to access a clean and healthy environment, which is why she is looking forward to spending the next few years at Mevo curating our community’s local environment and inspiring others to do so as well.