Cynthia currently serves as the Executive Director of Northwest Conservation District, a non-profit organization serving 34 towns with natural resources and land use issues, agriculture, and sustainability.
She has been a consulting soil and wetland scientist for 43 years, is a Certified Permaculture Design Consultant, horticulturist and ecological landscape designer. Her articles have appeared in newspapers, Connecticut Gardener, Fine Gardening and Edible Nutmeg. The March/April 2015 edition of Connecticut Gardener carries her article, “A Permaculture Primer”.
She is a founding director of CTNOFA, was County Agriculture and Community Resource Development Agent for UConn. Cooperative Extension System in the 1980’s. Additionally, she owned and operated a commercial greenhouse operation for 15 years.
She has taught in the graduate programs at Southern Connecticut State University (Environmental Design), the University of New Haven (Wetlands Ecology), and guest lectured at The Graduate Institute (Permaculture).
Cynthia is available for consultations and lectures. She can be reached at Cynthiar@nwcd.org