Co-founder, SPROUT NOLA
Emily Mickley-Doyle earned her B.A. in Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans in 2008. After working in the disabilities field, HIV, and youth fields, she decided that the best way she could make a direct impact is to grow food and to make sure that others have the resources and opportunities to do the same. After growing market gardens throughout the city, she co-founded SPROUT NOLA in 2011.
In addition to her work with SPROUT NOLA, Emily is the garden educator for Green Light New Orleans, an organizer for the Greater New Orleans Growers’ Alliance and Louisiana chapter of the National Young Farmers’ Coalition, and a Louisiana Master Gardener. She serves on the community advisory board for the Orleans Parish Nutritional Advisory Leadership Council and is a steering committee member of both the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee and the Friends of Lafitte Greenway Growing the Greenway Committee. Emily believes that veggies nourish our bodies, and flowers nourish our hearts, so she also co-farms an acre of cut flowers with her SPROUT partner, Margee.
Panel Discussion: Building a Statewide Network: Farmers Market Leaders Discussion, Friday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Farmers market leaders will explore how a statewide association of farmers markets can help market organizations thrive through promotion, information and education, and helping build capacity. There will be a Q&A period for the audience.