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

Vicki has been a Green Connections Board Member since 2014.

Adam Price has been an active participant in the local food community in central Oklahoma for over a decade – most notably as a manager for the Oklahoma Food Cooperative. Adam is currently a gardener/beekeeper, as well as an aspiring farmer/permaculturist. Adam has been a Green Connections Board Member since 2016.

Jeni Markham Clewell, ordained United Methodist minister, has lived in rural towns, suburbs, and urban areas around the state of Oklahoma.  Sharing the understanding that the earth is sacred and holy and that we are charged with the task of honoring and nurturing our Mother earth tops her list of vital beliefs. Jeni has been a Green Connections Board Member since 2017.

Sara Braden started her environmental education at an early age, when her older sister convinced her to eat a slug. She is a founding member of CommonWealth Urban Farms and an advocate for urban agriculture. Sara has been a Green Connections Board Member since 2017.

Debbie Allen initiated the AP Environmental program and sponsored the environmental club at Edmond North HS, where she taught. She was also involved for a number of years with Transition OKC, a sustainability organization. She draws inspiration, strength, and a deep sense of peace and connection from nature. Debbie has been a Green Connections Board Member since 2019.

Hannah Braden grew up growing food in Oklahoma City, and likes to learn about waste management systems, composting, and urban agriculture around the world. She is a worker-owner with Fertile Ground Cooperative and a CommonWealth member. Hannah has been a Green Connections Board Member since 2019.