Allison Gibson, Hen of the Wood

Allison grew up in central New York in a small neighborhood surrounded by apple orchards and corn fields. She started working in restaurants very early on to get through college but it wasn't until after college, working at Alice Waters' Cafe Fanny in Berkeley, that she came to understand the importance, and excitement, of the farm to table connection in restaurants. She now co-owns an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in Burlington that serves food grown by her friends and neighbors; Allison lives in the New North End of Burlington so she always tells people that the Intervale is practically in her backyard. She is honored to be on the Board and continually inspired by the breadth and depth of the work done by the Intervale Center to promote sustainable land use all over the state.