Heather Grove '11

Heather Grove

Community Director and
Program Coordinator
Fleet Farming/East End Market

Majors: Environmental Science and Geography
Spanish | Latin American Studies

While at Stetson, Grove studied the benefits and barriers of local food sourcing for the county's farmers and for institutions, as part of her senior research. Through her research, she met some of the pioneers of Central Florida's local food movement.

The results of Grove's senior research were eye-opening, and she realized there was much to be done in the local food movement. In her new role, she wanted to create a place where people could better understand their roles within the regional food system and how their food choices affect not only their bodies but the local economy, environment and community.