Colin Wright

Colin Wright is an environmental organizer and educator with a background in water quality, wind energy, community farming, and herbal medicine. Colin studied renewable resource management at Yukon College in northwest Canada. As an Environment Officer for Kluane First Nation—an autonomous indigenous community in the region—he learned how to farm in the northern climate of Canada from village elders, developed a wind energy program, and worked to protect heritage lands. He later researched the effect of melting permafrost on Northern infrastructure with the Yukon Research Centre. Currently, Colin is an Urban Farm Educator at the 40,000-square foot environmentally-sustainable garden and outdoor classroom at Randall's Island Park in New York City where he introduces urban youth to the joys of growing food and wonders of herbal medicine. Colin has completed an apprenticeship in herbalism, and studied under the prominent herbalist and author Robin Rose Bennett. He also volunteers as the coordinator of the 15th floor rooftop garden at Breaking Ground, a supportive housing community in Times Square, and teaches classes on herbalism in New York.