SEMAP is dedicated to preserving and expanding access to local food and sustainable farming in southeastern Massachusetts through research and education.
She represents Falmouth’s agricultural interests as the founder of Falmouth Farmers’ Market in 2006, a member of the Falmouth Agricultural Commission and on the board of the Barnstable County Agricultural Society.
Her family raises Nigerian Dwarf goats and operates a small homestead in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Olivia is a recent graduate of Simmons University in Boston, MA where she studied Communications, Marketing and Sustainability. A lifelong resident of the Bay State, she has completed internships at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Climate XChange, Harvard C-CHANGE, and the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Olivia is deeply aware of the social and ecological dimensions of nutrition and health, and works within these intersections to promote initiatives that increase food access/equity and strengthen local food systems (like the Healthy Incentives Program).
Olivia coordinates SEMAP’s social media, web content, and outreach to farmers, local communities, and legislators.
She lives in Natick, Massachusetts, where she gardens indoors and cares for her cats Ciao and Bella.
The BoardPatrick Kirby, Board Co-President,
- Massachusetts’ “Buy Local” Organizations:
- Young Farmer Network of Southeastern New England
- Bristol County Conservation District
- Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District
- AD Makepeace
- The Carrot Project
- The Livestock Institute of Southern New England