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2015 JBF Leadership Awards Honoree: Eliot Coleman

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

October 23, 2015


An authority on innovative farming techniques—especially the ability to grow affordable, local produce year-round—farmer, author, agricultural researcher, and educator Eliot Coleman was honored at JBF’s sixth annual Leadership Awards ceremony held on October 19 at the Hearst Tower in New York City. A proud Maine resident, he and his wife, Barbara Damrosch, operate Four Season Farm, an experimental market garden that’s become a national benchmark for sustainable small-scale agriculture. “The natural world is elegantly designed and doesn’t need to be replaced by human arrogance,” Coleman insists. Watch the video above to learn about his legacy and impact.

Read Eliot Coleman’s full profile.

See our other honorees and learn more about the 2015 James Beard Foundation’s Leadership Awards.