Slow Food Baton Rouge is pleased to announce that Todd Whatley, is the new Program Director for Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge. Todd previously served as the Community Gardens Manager for The Good Food Project in Alexandria, LA. This is a program of The Food Bank of Central Louisiana that focuses on garden and nutrition education in 11 parishes. While in Alexandria, Todd managed more than 30 gardens in 8 parishes and he and the staff also taught weekly programs to youth and adults in after-school programs, homeless shelters, and neighborhood centers. Todd also is a co-founder of the Louisiana Young Farmers Coalition for whom he currently serves as an organizer. The coalition is part of the National Young Farmers Coalition and works to connect young and beginning farmers and ranchers in Louisiana to one another and to the resources they need to succeed. Todd enjoys working with Farm to School/Restaurant/Table/Bottle, SNAP/WIC policy and outreach, urban agriculture, and municipal policy change. Before returning to Louisiana, Todd worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the Presbyterian Hunger Program in Louisville (KY) as a Food Justice Cultivator as well as a Community Development Coordinator for Madison County CASA in Jackson (TN). In his free time, Todd enjoys backpacking, reading, writing, playing music, tasting beers, and spending time with his partner Cala and dog Sammy.