nathan hunter

Nathan Hunter

Director of Healthy Communities

Groundworks Hudson Valley

Groundwork Hudson Valley

New York Times feature

Nominated by Hazel Wong

Nathan Hunter is director of healthy communities at Groundwork Hudson Valley, an urban farming organization dedicated to making neglected neighborhoods more livable and sustainable. Since losing its position as an industrial powerhouse in the 1960s, Yonkers, New York has been economically distressed, segregated by race and class, and deals with many environmental issues. Nathan works to empower the community by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of food lovers and farmers. He was honored by New York State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, who declared December 5 “Nathan Hunter Day.” Nathan holds a BS in marketing from Manhattan College.