Lisa Grele Barrie
Non-profit Executive & Fundraiser
Lisa's appreciation and love of gardening has grown over the years - from a humble window box in a Boston condo to her lovely garden around the corner from Raleigh City Farm. When she is not cultivating patrons downtown at NC Theatre, where she holds the position of CEO, she is digging, pruning and weeding. Lisa has been actively engaged as a volunteer in the Oakwood/Mordecai Neighborhood where she resides with her husband Tom and two sons, Ian and Simon. The founder of "Wine & Weeds on Wednesday," she is inspired by the work of Raleigh City Farm and how it has transformed her neighborhood by engaging a diverse cross-section of people in beautiful and meaningful work. Lisa is committed to supporting urban agriculture as an important ingredient (along with the arts) in creating a healthier, more vibrant, more sustainable community.