Susan’s love of growing food deepened when she and her husband moved to Maine in 1972 and joined the back to the land movement and MOFGA, in addition to pursuing their own academic work. Susan’s conviction about the connection between food and health and a passion for prevention of disease led her to medical school where she convinced the faculty to teach a course in nutrition. As a supporter of Amber and Albie’s initial vision of the Kneading Conference, Susan became an awed observer of the extraordinary expansion of the local grain and food economy with the multifaceted social, economic and health benefits it brings to our town and state. Susan works to connect with others through MGA’s various venues, helping to explain some of the science behind grain, nutrition and health issues.