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Meet the Farmers

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Terra Dumas


Terra learned the love of gardening from her mom, who could always seem to make a garden grow. In 2008 she left her teaching career and set off to Maine to learn the art of farming. Upon her return to Buffalo in 2011 she helped found the Farmer Pirates Cooperative and started Common Roots Urban Farm. Terra now lives just a few doors from the farm with her Bones the dog and Bella the cat. If she’s not out in field tending to her crops you may also see her slinging compost with the Farmer Pirates Compost Crew.


Joshua Poodry


Josh Poodry, a Seneca Native (Öngwe’öweh), joined Common Roots in 2016 and we now can't imagine the farm without him. With an intrinsic affinity for plants and the natural world he journeyed from a landscaping career to farming with ease and never looked back. He is the keeper of bees, the builder of all things, the master of moving stuff and the maker of jokes. You will almost certainly always find him accompanied by his two most loyal companions Charlotte and Mich.

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