Clara Coleman is a second-generation organic farmer, creator of Real Farmer Care, consultant, writer, TEDx and keynote speaker on sustainable four-season farming. Clara and her two sons live at Four Season Farm, where she operates the farm business.
Clara has consulted with many sustainable agriculture organizations including Maine Farmland Trust and Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Other clients have included The Center for Discovery in New York, and Wegmans Food Markets where she worked to expand four-season farming methods on their organic farm in upstate New York and for their farming partners who supply Wegmans stores with year-round produce. Clara also spent a year working on creating the ARC Farm – an innovative & collaborative four-season farm model for young farmers.
Other past experience includes Divide Creek Farm – an organic, intensively-managed two-acre four-season vegetable farm that she ran in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for three years.
Clara is passionate about caring for farmers through Real Farmer Care, along with inspiring and supporting the next generation of farmers to create sustainable and lasting farming legacies for generations to come. She also does farming workshops and speaking engagements nationwide as a means to inspire and encourage the next generation of farmers.
“Care and artistry are worth the trouble. They can be a satisfaction to the practitioner and a joy to all beholders.”
- Helen Nearing
“Good gardening is very simple, really. You just have to learn to think like a plant.”
- Barbara Damrosch
“Do the best that you can in the place where you are, and be kind.”
- Scott Nearing
“We can discover such civilized eating again.”
- Eliot Coleman