Kickoff Event, Sunday, March 22, 6:00pm, Dakota Nature Park
Holly Tilton Byrne is an organizer at Dakota Rural Action. Some of the projects she staffs include the South Dakota Local Foods Co-op, the Brookings County Chapter, and the Farm to School Committee. She has been a DRA member since April 2008, and has worked on projects such as the South Dakota Local Foods Directory. Not only has Holly experienced farming in the United States, but also Poland and Brazil. She spent two weeks on farms in Poland during the summer of 2008. In the summer of 2009 she returned to Poland for a month where she completed an internship for the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside in Stryszów. Following her internship, Holly traveled to Brazil where she was certified in permaculture at the Ecocentro IPEC in Pirenópolis.