Alexia Allen ’96

I got an old Amish pony team to help expand our market garden. The team knows more about plowing than I ever will. They are voice-activated, solar-powered, reproduce themselves, their exhaust is fertilizer, and they are fully compostable. I have yet to see any electric car beat that. It’s a new phase for Hawthorn Farm. […]

Alix Blair ’98

Alix Blair’s documentary film Farmer/Veteran will premiere on PBS’ Independent Lens on May 29th, 2017. Over several years, Alix documented a veteran and his wife as they began a farm in North Carolina. This film explores mental health in veterans and the legacy of trauma from war. We’re having a one-night only local Bay Area […]

Ed Lewis ’62

Ed Lewis has no plans to retire. He is having too much fun “guiding his commercial property management company, Keegan and Coppin, to new heights. With 100 buildings housing 800 tenants, it is the largest such company in the north San Francisco Bay area.” Ed and wife Margaret’s daughter Hope and her husband Seth Fenner […]

Michael Morse ’69

Michael and wife Sandra are in the earthworm business, raising earthworms and producing castings for soil supplements and leachate for liquid fertilizer. Earthworms are amazing creatures, and could provide part of the solutions to several severe problems: food quality and yield, soil renewal, water conservation and waste disposal. Michael Morse CdeP 1969

Cameron Boswell ’97

Cameron’s family has returned to California after two and a half years living in Sydney, Australia, where Cameron worked as Chief Operating Officer in his family’s farming business. He and his wife, Cherilyn, now live in Santa Clarita with sons Grayson (turns 6 in May) and Henry (4). Cameron is focusing on the strategic oversight […]

Maggie Tillman ’02

The Tillman family business is graduating! After over a decade farming premium Rhône grapes on Alta Colina Vineyard in Paso Robles, CA we are about to complete construction on our own estate wine production and tasting facility. I’ve been working full-time with the family for the past four years and the new building is an […]