Farm to School Assistant
Paris Boynes of Richmond, VA is a graduate of Regent University's film school, with a Master of Arts in Film and Television, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Old Dominion University. In 2008 Paris' love for horticulture developed when she was a volunteer on her church's urban farm at the Thirty-First Street Baptist Church in Richmond. The church had a partnership with Virginia State University, Bon Secours, Virginia Cooperative Extension, USDA, and Tricycle Gardens, and through USDA, hers was the first church in America to be registered as an urban farm. The church has floral, vegetable, and zen community gardens. Paris also worked as a learning garden educator for the Richmond non-profit Greater Richmond Fit for Kids, which focuses on targeting childhood obesity in the community.