Dear Future Harvest Community,
It is with unbearably heavy hearts that we share the news of Niamh Shortt’s passing.
As Future Harvest’s Field School Director, Niamh came into contact with many of you. Anyone who had the privilege of that interaction was better for it — because foremost in her mind was to listen and translate what she learned into meaningful action. Niamh had a gift for connecting with people and creating community, in part because she cared so deeply about building a vibrant, sustainable and just food system, and in part because it was simply in her nature to bring beautiful ideas to life. In everything she did, she expressed her commitment to farmers and her determination that they receive the support they need. No matter where she was, Niamh was witty, smart, open minded, observant, and wildly inquisitive. A true gem. Her colleagues will miss her terribly. We will keep you up to date as we seek ways to honor her memory. We hope you will share your memories with us and with each other.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Pemberton Park (near the pond). 5561 Plantation Ln. Salisbury, MD 21801