Zoe Hollomon - Midwest Farmers of Color Collective - Coordinating Team

Zoe Hollomon

Zoe has been a community and food justice organizer for over 18 years.  She started her food justice work in Buffalo, NY working with youth to grow food, build relationships between farmers and urban communities, and impact decision-making in food, farming and health related policy.  Since coming to Minnesota, she has worked with many food justice and farming organizations in North and South Minneapolis, Rondo, Frogtown, among others. She helped found the Good Food Purchasing Twin Cities Coalition in 2017 and led that coalition in changing Minneapolis Public School District food purchasing practices to better support health and nutrition, fair labor, environmental sustainability, local economy, and humane treatment of animals.  

Zoe is the MN State Organizing Director for the Pesticide Action Network, and works with farmers, scientists and grassroots groups to address racial inequities and pesticide related harm inflicted by our food system and corporate agriculture.  Zoe is part of the Black Liberation and Abolitionist Cohort (BLAC) and works with other black organizers in MN to abolish institutions that threaten black lives and develop systems that honor them. Zoe was a Green For All Fellow in 2011, she has served on the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Policy Council, and does consulting in Racial Equity in Food Systems. Zoe received her B.S. in Urban & Regional Planning from Cornell University in 2001 and an M.S. from Southern New Hampshire University in Community Economic Development in 2007.