Margaret believes everyone benefits when we work on challenging issues in our most troubled communities. She came of age in Detroit questioning systems that offer abundant opportunities to some, while depriving others of resources to provide for themselves and their families. She sought answers by studying American Public Affairs at Michigan State University, followed by an MBA from the University of Michigan. After spending 20 years in Detroit and Providence, Margaret knows that she really doesn’t have anything better to do: why not try to save the neighborhood? By developing local food systems that work for everyone, Margaret creates positive change in public health, youth and community opportunity, the environment and civic pride. When not engaged in such heady tasks, she likes to raise babies, sweep, dust and do the laundry. She also serves on the RI Land Trust Council.