Noah Shitama has been cultivating his knowledge of sustainable, community-based agriculture for over 8 years now, practicing on a small scale in Gainesville, and learning through visiting and volunteering on exemplary farms here and throughout the country. He is a father of two wondrous little ones, and has worked as a carpenter and builder. As a founding steering committee member of Citizens Co-op, he is committed to the creation of a local food system grounded in locality and community.