About Us

Ben Tyler is our resident natural building professional. He's been involved in the building trades his whole life, but truly found his calling when he decided to work exclusively on sustainable housing, organic farming, and community development projects. Since then he's worked with local governments, NGO's and non-profits in North America, Latin America and Europe, and leads natural building workshops and seminars for non-professionals. You can read more about Ben's previous projects on his blog, Ben's Natural Building.

Doug Tyler works in community development, and has a Master's in Public Administration from Clark University. He discovered his passion for sustainable food and cooperative economics while helping out at a local food cooperative, and has since volunteered on organic farms in North and South America and helped organize an elementary school gardening program. Doug is our farm's treasurer and supports the administrative side of things.

Amelie Tyler is our artisanal craft coordinator. With a background in Archaeology and Conservation, her research and work led her from North America to Latin America and Europe, and resulted in an increasing passion for traditional and ancient sustainable household crafts. She is now dedicated to "re"-learning skills such as textile spinning and weaving, basketry, and working with natural dyes. She is dedicated to creating a space at Unadilla where she and others can create, and share their knowledge of, these and many other traditional and sustainable crafts.

Greta Zarro describes herself as a vegetarian sociologist-environmentalist. She is interested in the interconnections of social-ecological systems and sees the deterioration of food culture and the industrialization of agricultural systems as the root of many cultural and environmental problems. She previously worked as a community organizer for a leading environmental non-profit organization.