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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 was a Master Gardner and a Landscaper by trade as well as a Spanish teacher for various schools. 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, is the head pommologist for the Apple Core Project. 


Melanie Eggers | Founder


Guided by a former career in marketing, Melanie freelanced for various businesses including Ryder Walker Alpine Adventures. She worked as the Local Food Initiative coordinator for three years in Norwood and currently as the Food Coordinator for the West End Economic Development Co. to focus on agricultural expansion and distribution for local farmers/producers with an emphasis on Restoration Agriculture.  She received a Holistic Nutrition certificate from the Bauman College of Nutrition and Culinary Studies out of Berkeley, CA. She lived in Telluride for more than 20 years and moved to Redvale nine years ago and recently to Nucla to focus on the Apple Core Project and her farm with husband Erik and children Mato and Chayton.

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