How can engaging the community through farming transform lives?

In this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, Michael welcomes Gabe Madison who is the President of Bonton Farms, a transformative urban farm in South Dallas. Gabe provides strategic oversight for the farm’s expanding operations and community programs, leveraging over two decades of corporate leadership experience to disrupt inequitable systems and foster community growth.

Tune in to hear how Gabe Madison leverages her corporate leadership experience to guide Bonton Farms’ transformative urban farming initiatives and community programs in South Dallas.

Episode Highlights:

  • Corporate Background: Gabe’s role before joining Bonton Farms [1:09] 
  • Farm Overview: What Bonton Farms does [5:03] 
  • The “Barndominium”: Its purpose and use [9:56] 
  • Recent Changes: Updates on the farm since Gabe’s arrival [13:17] 
  • Staff Size: How big the Bonton Farms staff is [22:55] 
  • Apprenticeships: How apprenticeships work at Bonton Farms [27:00] 
  • Farmer’s Market: What’s happening with Bonton Farms’ farmer’s market [34:20]

Don’t miss this episode on the transformative power of community engagement through farming!

About the Guest:

Gabe Madison is the President of Bonton Farms, a South Dallas farm and community resource dedicated to disrupting inequitable systems. With over two decades of corporate leadership experience, Gabe provides strategic oversight to the farm’s expanding operations and community initiatives. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Community Relations and HR Manager at Thomson Reuters. Gabe graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing, and currently lives in Frisco with her wonderful family.

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