Board of Directors

Lisa Grele Barrie, Co-Chair

Grounded_LGB LLC

Contributing to the beauty and growth and success of Raleigh City Farm as a volunteer has been a labor of love. Watching the community dig in and support local food and farmers is the reward!


I love that Raleigh City Farm provides a slice of farm life in the heart of downtown Raleigh and gives our community access to a beautiful, sustainable, and productive green space.  Raleigh City Farm helps us to re-connect to the land.

Tara Zechini Owens, Secretary

Eschelon Experiences

I love how Raleigh City Farm transformed that little urban street corner into a beautiful working farm that connects our neighbors to the “where, how, and why” of sustainable agriculture.

Larry Zucchino, Farm Contracts

JDavis Architects

I love the idea that Raleigh City Farm provides entrepreneurial opportunities for young urban farmers… plus, it is the coolest farm in Raleigh.

Meg McKinnon Bullard, Fundraising

Meg Bullard Realty

I feel very fortunate to serve an organization that has successfully merged farmers and the culture of farming into downtown Raleigh—an urban setting where I and so many members of my community work, live, and play.  

Austin Donnald

CAPTRUST Financial Advisors

I love Raleigh City Farm because it provides a place for entrepreneurial farmers to grow sustainable agriculture, while showing how beautiful and pleasing Raleigh’s land is.

Al Newsom

Good Dirt

I love Raleigh City Farm for being a ‘living teaching lab’ in the middle of our growing urban environment. The Farm connects young farmers to the community and brings neighbors together, while empowering children and adults to learn how to grow their own food. Essentially, Raleigh City Farm is the intersection of food, community and sustainability. I feel so honored to be part of such a great organization.


As someone who grew up in Raleigh, I feel Raleigh City Farm reflects the personality of our city: progressive, healthy, and entrepreneurially open to new ideas!

Sarah Ward

SVP Marketing, Spoonflower LLC

Productive. Sustainable. Accessible. What would you do with one-acre? I love Raleigh City Farm because of the creative vision set forth upon a vacant one-acre lot in my neighborhood in downtown Raleigh. At the crossroads of the past and the future, RCF combines North Carolina’s traditional agriculture economy with new sustainable practices to connect people with farming, enhancing an appreciation for food and food sourcing, and furthering a sense of community invested in healthy living. It doesn’t get much better than that!