Miranda Smith is the Community Agriculture Program Coordinator at the King Conservation District, where she supports community gardens, growers, and gleaners in efforts to create a more local and sustainable food system while preserving our natural resources. She earned her BS in Environmental Science and BA in Spanish at Western Washington University, where her interest in food and farming first developed. After graduation, Miranda worked on various small farms and served with Peace Corps Panama as a Sustainable Agriculture Systems volunteer and coordinator. She is passionate about empowering people to participate in and transform our food system through growing, gleaning, and foraging. You’ll find her hiking and hunting mushrooms around Mt. Rainier, road-tripping with her partner and Border Collie, and preserving some of Washington’s famous fruit.