About the author: Linda E. Wiens, Senior Associate, Special Projects, Liberty Prairie Foundation.
Linda has over 30 years of successful experience in designing and delivering seminars, workshops and conferences; providing meeting facilitation, team building, consultations, coaching and mentoring; and supporting organizational start-ups, turn-arounds, transitions and transformations through strategic planning and sound implementation of plans.
Based on her work in organizational effectiveness in Canada and the U.S., she founded the Prairie Crossing Institute in 2001 and served as its executive director. In 2010 the Institute became part of the Liberty Prairie Foundation. Linda now serves additionally as senior associate for special projects to the Foundation.
Those projects include some H.R. and administrative tasks; occasional leadership, team building and strategic planning facilitation; coordinating the community gardens and maintaining the fruit orchard at the farm, offering "Suburban Homesteading" workshops; conducting the annual Prairie Crossing Guiding Principles Survey; and helping with a variety of educational activities at the Learning Farm. She is also a very happy volunteer maintaining Prairie Crossing's edible landscape nearby, and in the community at large.
Born in Germany, Linda is a Canadian citizen who first came here as a consultant to the developers and found herself surprised to accept a job offer at after retiring as CEO of her previous organization in Northwestern Ontario. She is a world traveler and is now studying to add Spanish as her third language.
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I find selling and buying produce at farmers markets equally fun – and the season is about to start! As a volunteer manager-seller over 10-plus years, I have appreciated the relationships with our farmers