Allyse Heartwell Co-founder and Local Food Systems Advisor

Allyse holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University, where her studies focused on international environmental issues. She currently serves as an Online Campaigner for, and previously worked as Coordinator of the Buy Fresh, Buy Local program at the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. She worked on media and community outreach for Bay Localize and served on the Steering Committee for over two years. A relatively recent Bay Area transplant, she now focuses her interest in sustainability on the local level and is involved in many activities relating to peak oil, urban agriculture, and localization. She lives in San Francisco, where she gardens, volunteers for Alemany Farm, and walks a lot.