Viv Merrill – Health Care Share Leader

June 29, 2023 | 

Pronouns: she/they

Viv Merrill is joining VYCC after graduating from Middlebury College, where they studied food systems and lived in the local food house. She grew up outside of Seattle, and has loved nurturing her relationship to soil while working on veggies farms in Washington, California, and Vermont. Viv believes that food is a powerful tool in building community and connecting us to the land and seasons. She feels strongly that everyone deserves access to nourishing food and enjoyed furthering state food access initiatives during an internship with Hunger Free Vermont. She understands that access to fresh local produce lies at the center of community health, and is deeply excited to be contributing to VYCC’s Health Care Share program. Off the farm, Viv can be found throwing on a pottery wheel, spinning wool, and reading sci-fi novels!