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Niamh Shortt

Field School Director
Niamh Shortt has worked to support sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake region for the past eight years. She worked on four diversified vegetable, herb, cut flower, and small fruit operations on Delmarva, including Calliope Farm, Greenbranch, Herbs and Spice, and Hattie's Garden. She also served on the Board of the Saint Michael's Farmers Market and worked as the Project Manager for a USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant awarded to the Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Lewes, DE. Niamh became interested in farming while living in New Orleans, LA, but didn't really "dig in" until 2012 when she started farming in her parents' homeland of Ireland, and she hasn't stopped since! She is continually impressed by the length of the growing season here in the Chesapeake and believes that this agriculture-rich region has the potential to grow and shine even more. Niamh has a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and an MSc in Sustainable Development from Trinity College Ireland. She can be reached by email at