Barausky, Jim


Year(s)
2012
Expertise/Position
Educator
Bio

Jim Barausky originally trained at Emerson College, England and in Fuhlenhagen, Germany has over 40 years of experience as an organic/biodynamic farmer and gardener. His expertise includes a wide range of large and small scale projects as well as teaching and public outreach. Jim has managed commercial organic farms, market gardens, small land holdings, and developed educational and service programs for three colleges,. He has worked with students and apprentices in many capacities including establishing a farm and bio-dynamic training course at Kimberton Hills, Pa. With his wife, Cheryl Mulholland, he has also created a K-12 on-farm based curriculum.

As adjunct faculty at The Naropa University, Jim developed a 100 member CSA and market garden at Naropa’s Hedgerow Farm. He was on staff at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC as the Garden Manager and developed 8 acres of market garden to serve in the school cafeteria and train students in organic/biodynamic gardening.Working together with the City of Albuquerque, NM as Farm Manger for Rio Grande Community Farms, Jim helped design and operate a food security project on 300 acres of public land. This project delivered fresh food to local food banks, made public garden plots available, offered volunteer service programs and educational programs, and produced farm based public events which drew 60,000 people per year. Jim has consulted on several projects in Colorado and California. Jim also has served as president of the Biodynamic Society, and is regional coordinator for Biodynamic Training and Apprenticeship programs.