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Clara Coleman

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Clara Coleman is a second-generation American organic farmer, consultant, writer and keynote speaker on sustainable four-season farming and daughter of renowned farming pioneer Eliot Coleman. For three years, she created and operated a successful intensive 2-acre vegetable farm known as Divide Creek Farm located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She produced year-round vegetable crops under harsh winter conditions, using unheated and minimally heated moveable high tunnels or greenhouses. Like her father, she is a proponent of the ‘small is better’ model of farming, advocating business growth through improved efficiency, innovative production methods, farmer collaboration and direct customer marketing, rather than physical expansion. Clara is the four-season farm specialist for Rimol Greenhouses and consulted for Wegmans Food Markets helping to implement four-season farming techniques on their organic farm in upstate New York. Her sister is acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Melissa Coleman of the memoir This Life is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family’s Heartbreak published through Harper Collins in 2011. Currently, Clara resides in Portland, Maine with her two sons and is focused on four-season farm consulting, family farm grant projects with Maine Farmland Trust, writing a book and speaking engagements nationwide as a means to inspire and encourage the next generation of farmers.