Richard Hodges

Richard is the Founder and Program Manager of ReTreeUS, a Maine-based program that establishes educational orchards in school, “growing trees of fruit and seeds of thought” www.retreeus.org. He is a Maine native who has also lived in Vermont and California. He has decades of experience as an outdoor educator, farmer and arborist. When Richard isn’t writing grants or working in orchards and gardens he is likely to be surfing or xc skiing. Richard feels passionately about educating younger generations about environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture; “a brighter future starts with the youth and the soil”. Those who know him often think of kale when his name is mentioned