Hillary Bailey

Hillary Bailey. Hillary was born and raised on a small farm in the foothills of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. She is driven by her desire to help others. She holds a BA in Post-Colonial Literature and Creative Writing from Keene State College. After finishing college, she spent a year doing disaster relief work as Flood Mitigation Specialist with AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps, and a second year as the Operations (AmeriCorps) VISTA at the New Hampshire Foodbank. Her experiences with AmeriCorps, and her love of food inspired her to start working in small scale agriculture. After 5 years of farming throughout Central New Hampshire, she decided to make a change. She found work with the Merrimack County Conservation District (MCCD), which introduced her to the practice of gleaning. It was love at first sight. Gleaning combines the work and art of agriculture with the community building practices of connecting your neighbors with each other, and with good food. After 3 seasons at MCCD, Hillary made the exciting move to VT, where she currently works as the Gleaning Manager at Salvation Farms.