Jen Nelson | Founder


Jen Nelson moved to Norwood in 2005 and has developed a strong interest in identifying and preserving the local fruit trees and their histories. She is a Master Gardner and a Landscaper by trade. She spends her spare time with her husband Mike and son Lochlan enjoying the outdoors in San Juan Mountains.Jen has designed the layout for the Norwood Sprouts Garden Project and plans to manage the Farm to School Program for the school.

Melanie Eggers | Founder


Guided by a former career in marketing, Melanie has managed Ryder Walker Alpine Adventures for four years. She now helps local businesses such as Indian Ridge Granola, The Bin, and the Fresh Food Hub with various marketing endeavors. When she is not chasing after her 2-year-old son Mato, she spends much of her time gardening and cooking. She has a educational certificate from the Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Studies out of Berkeley. She is on the board for Norwood's new local food cooperative: F.R.E.S.H Food Hub.