Pat Hoerth grew up on a farm in the mixed grass prairie of north central Oklahoma, gathering and candling eggs, bringing the sheep home at night and packing wool on Shearing Day, driving a truck during wheat harvest, lying on a blanket beneath the stars at night. Now she lives at an urban farm in the heart of Oklahoma City and writes, teaches and advocates for Earth. Pat has been a Green Connections Board Member since 2010.
Tom Temple interrupted his pursuit of a Philosophy degree to move to a farm in Kansas where he and his wife Linda raised chickens, goats, vegetables and children for ten years. Upon returning to school he developed an abiding love of Natural Building and Passive Solar Design and moved to the big city to pursue a career. He didn’t get rich, but he managed to build some neat stuff. See it at www.ttemple.com/natural-design/. Tom has been a Green Connections Board Member since 2010.
Vicki Rose grew up in Tulsa, but fond memories of her grandparents’ farms led to co-ownership of Rose Ranch in Jones. Her leadership roles in several Oklahoma City-based environmental organizations inspired her – in partnership with her husband, Brian Jenner – to convert their OKC place to a biodiverse, solar-harvesting, food-bearing & resilient property. She has been a Green Connections Board Member since 2014.