Heidi Secord, along with her husband, owns and operates the 48-acre Josie Porter Farm. Using biodynamic growing methods the farm supports a 100-member CSA on land leased from a local municipality. After receiving a degree in Business Management, Heidi joined the Peace Corps and worked with subsistence farmers and women’s gardening cooperatives in Africa. Upon her return, she began organic farming and direct marketing including: growing and selling heirloom tomatoes for Union Square Greenmarket, managing Glasbern Inn’s vegetable garden, interning at the Rodale Experimental Farm, and managing a garlic farm in the Pocono’s. Heidi is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Rural Leadership (RULE) Program.
Heidi is a lifetime member of PASA and past conference presenter. She is the Committee Chair for PA WAgN and a farmer Director on the board of the Monroe County Conservation District. Heidi credits PASA for providing inspiration, motivation and key relationships that have been critical to her success.
Heidi joined the board in 2011.