Linda Tesauro, the Executive Director of Valley Crest Farm & Preserve, is leaving her position at the farm after seven years. Linda began her tenure as a part-time employee, assisting the founder to build a resource for the community while promoting environmental sustainability. As time went on, Linda became a full-time member of the staff and a valued trustee. She sought new ways of serving the community through her work at Valley Crest by building invaluable relationships within the Hunterdon County community and beyond. Drawing on her previous experience as a teacher, Linda actively grew the educational programming at Valley Crest, ensuring that children had an opportunity to learn about nutrition, farming and nature. She led the farm to adopt more environmentally-conscious farming practices which is evident today through the farm’s use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and natural growing practices. She leaves Valley Crest with our affection and good wishes, and will remain on the Board at least through June.