New role for CHP’s Dave Johnson


New role for CHP’s Dave Johnson
Dave Johnson

GRAFTON — Community Harvest Project, Wheeler Road, has announced Dave Johnson’s promotion to an expanded role as manager of farm operations overseeing both Community Harvest Project locations in Harvard and Grafton.

Johnson will direct agricultural operations across CHP, including planning what CHP will grow, how CHP grows it, as well as supervising and working alongside staff members who implement these plans with the help of volunteers.

As manager of farm operations, Johnson will be a key bridge between CHP Volunteer Management, Resource Development and the Communications Department, all in service to CHP’s broader goals to accomplish its mission to engage and educate volunteers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief.

Executive Director Tori Buerschaper said, “We are thrilled to have Dave take on management of both our farms this year. His knowledge of both locations will guide us to new opportunities in crop planning, volunteer engagement, sustainability programs, and Dave is the best person to help us manage land as we reckon with climate change. With Dave at the helm of both farms we have consistency across properties.”

Johnson has been with CHP since 2018 and had 10 years of farming and food system experience prior to landing at CHP.

“I’m excited to join both CHP farms under one umbrella of oversight in order to identify opportunities for both operations to grow together and learn from each other. This will serve to provide a more engaging set of opportunities for our volunteers while streamlining and increasing our partners’ access to the food resources that we offer.”

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