Community Agriculture DirectorEmail Travis Williams
Mr. Williams is an experienced community organizer, justice advocate. Williams completed his undergraduate work at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida where he studied business administration, focusing on organizational behavior and economic theory. Williams continued his education at the University of Georgia where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2008.
Subsequently, Williams worked on behalf of the poor and the indigent, representing adults and children accused of serious felony offenses in both the trial and appellate courts of Georgia for over seven years while serving on nonprofit governance boards and teaching lawyers and advocates throughout the country. Williams has lectured at Yale, Harvard, University of Chicago, and many of our nation’s top institutions.
Williams left legal advocacy direct service work four years ago and switched his focus to community wellness. Williams has invested thousands of hours working in urban gardens learning farming and gardening and therapeutic strategies to create meaningful opportunities for the healing of communities through the land. Williams has worked in gardens with youth, adults, and elders moving groups and communities towards wellness.
Williams has worked extensively with youth, youth programs, and marginalized and underserved communities through mission-driven programs and programming centered on justice, farming, economic opportunity, and education. Williams’ work has been highlighted by NPR, HBO, MSNBC, and countless other national, regional, and local news outlets.