Miranda Duschack is based out of St. Louis where she serves as both the Innovative Small Farmers’ Outreach Program area coordinator and St. Louis County Farm Outreach Worker. Miranda has a dual emphasis BA in Sustainable Agriculture and Sociology from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (2003) and seven consecutive years of training in production agriculture on small farms, in vegetable gardens, and orchards. Her past projects include working at a goat dairy crafting artisan cheese, slaughtering home grown turkeys for Thanksgiving sale, and maintaining an 80 acre CRP Iowa Tallgrass Prairie. Originally from the rural township of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin where her family has lived since the 1870s, Miranda was inspired to practice sustainable agriculture by encounters on her aunt and uncle’s dairy farm, in her parents’ large gardens and with the family’s “hobby” beekeeping business. In April 2010 she moved to Old North St. Louis, where she was an active member of Carl Kabat Catholic Worker House and New Roots Urban Farm where she tended the honeybees and gardens for the CSA.