Ekar Farm announces interim Executive directoR
Ekar Farm and Community Gardens today announced the appointment of Aaron Ney, a seasoned grassroots contributor and longtime Ekar stakeholder, as it’s Interim Executive Director.
According to Jordan Linkow, Ekar’s Chairman of the Board, “Aaron has played a key role in making Ekar a leader in the Jewish food movement in Denver. He has proven himself to be a leader with the experience and vision necessary as we move into our third season.”
Aaron Ney grew up in Iowa. His first introduction to farming was at kibbutz Kfar Hanasi inIsrael's Galilee. The hard work shared with fellow Jews instilled a lasting impression that working the soil can bring people together. Aaron studied Comparative Religion at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1999, and continued for an M.A. in Conflict Resolution at the University of Denver. As part of Ekar’s founding team, Aaron brings a commitment to Ekar’s mission, inspired by his Jewish values, to bring the community environmental and experiential education, from a platform of urban farming and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
According to Aaron, “Ekar is a space for individuals, young and old, for families, and the entire community to connect to their values in appealing ways, innovative and traditional. We are an organization making a great impact and I continue to be humbled by our community’s investment and involvement in Ekar. It’s been my privilege to join a community with such a shared vision and I look forward to growing together.”