Who We Are

tractorGreen Edge Organic Gardens is a family owned organic farm in rural Amesville, Ohio. All of us at Green Edge are dedicated to producing the highest quality certified organic produce. This agrarian enterprise creates many full-time year round jobs as well as several seasonal and part-time positions. The 120 acres of rolling hills and fertile bottomland is tended primarily by hand. Water for irrigation comes from a series of spring-fed ponds on the property. Greenhouses and grow rooms ensure a year-round selection of seasonal vegetables, micro greens, and specialty mushrooms.

Harger_munroe_falls_farmer10This 100% certified organic produce is available to both wholesale and retail customers.

Ten greenhouses ensure a year-round selection of microgreens of many kinds and an abundant supply of other seasonal vegetables and speciality mushrooms.

Vegetables and mushrooms are available in the summer and winter for both wholesale and retail customers.

Meet the Green Edge ‘Family’…

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Kip & Becky Rondy

The proud owners, Kip and Becky, have been up to their elbows in agricultural “adventures” for over 25 years.

 

 

 

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Dan & Mary Kneier, with daughters Maggie & Cora

With a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice, Dan worked as a social worker for four years before turning to farming. Dan has been farm manager since 2004.

 

 

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Justin Reynolds

Justin started working at Green Edge in 2013.  He grows mushrooms, washes sprouts, manages the compost, delivers veggies and does various other farm tasks.  He lives on a farm near Amesville with his wife and three children.

 

 

 

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Teny Bannick 

Teny is a newcomer as of July 2016 to the Green Edge family, although she’s no stranger to farm life. She boarded on a small organic New England farm for seven years before coming to Athens County to work as an architectural designer. She’s joining our ranks as coordinator/manager for Athens Hills CSA after holding many managerial jobs in energy, architecture and housing in Athens County since April, 2006.

 

 

 

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Lisa McKinnie

Lisa McKinnie joined the Green Edge crew in January of 2016 after working for several years in the retail garden industry around Cleveland. She earned her BA in English from Kent State and plans to pursue a second degree in wilderness conservation. Lisa came to Green Edge to study organic farming and how localized food movements are shaping the future of agriculture. Click the link at her name to learn more.

 

 

 

 

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Jenna Hardesty

Jenna was born and raised in Columbus, OH but most recently lived in Burlington, VT where she earned a Certification in Sustainable Farming from the University of Vermont. She’s excited to be a part of the Green Edge Team & contribute to the thriving food and farming communities in Athens. She likes driving tractors, watching the changing weather, being dirty all of the time, bird watching and food security for herself, friends, family & community.

 

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Andi Chatfield

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Faye Diebold

 

 

 

 

 

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Nina Fuller

Many thanks to our current and past apprentices!

We have apprenticeship opportunities available…Want more information?  Click Here!

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2016 Apprentices:

Joe Grabinski, Jade Mermini and Scott Matus

 

 

 

 

Scott Matus

Scott is the first native New Yorker to work at Green Edge. Currently an Apprentice at the farm, Scott received his B.A. in Political Science from Kenyon College. Before Green Edge, Scott worked for Food & Water Watch, where he fought to label genetically engineered food and take back our food system. He loves sushi, Ultimate Frisbee, and singing Third Eye Blind on long road trips. In the Fall, Scott will be going on to pursue a Master’s in Environmental Policy from Bard College. He will miss Green Edge and the friends he’s made dearly.

Jade Mermini

Jade is an intern at Green Edge Gardens, working for the duration of spring through fall. She lives in New Jersey and recently graduated from Bard College in Massachusetts with a BA in Cultural Geography and Political Ecology. Before coming to Green Edge, Jade completed two rounds of Fengshui Forest Research in South East China and lived on a permaculture homestead in Hawaii for a brief period of time.  Her private affairs include yoga, working out, hiking, writing poetry and rock climbing.

Joe Grabinski

Joe spent two years living in Athens County studying Eco-Tourism and Adventure Travel at Hocking College.  He aspires to learn more about permaculture, herbalism, and community food initiatives.  He enjoys meditating, yoga, petting cats and growing beards.

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Summer 2014 Apprentices:

Keely Hultz, Grace Kroeger, Kyle Strohl, and Meggie Hines

 

 

 

2013 Apprentices
Summer 2013 Apprentices:

Matt Curtis (not pictured), Josh Garrett,
Michelle Kozlowski, and Brittany Palmer

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