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Our Team

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings” Masanobu Fukuoka


Although are not currently hiring, we will be seeking a farm manager for Camp Washington Perennial Farm, and an orchard installer/coordinator. If you are interested in one of these positions send us a message and we will reach back out with more information.

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Chris Smyth


Chris began the Common Orchard Project in 2017 while working at Price Hill Will. Since then he has gone on to start the Southern Ohio Chestnut Company, and dedicates every other moment to healing the Commons between people and plants. He currently lives in Price Hill, Cincinnati.


Marie Hopkins

Compost Coordinator

Marie is an active advocate in Cincinnati's growing composting communities and one of the original co-founders of Queen City Commons, a compost collection service focused on deepening relationships between our communities farms and soils. Marie is excited to continue building composting infrastructure networks.


Jack Kirr


Jack recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Urban Planning. He is serving the Common Orchard as an AmeriCorps Vista member. Jack is ready to connect people to the commons, deepening our shared understanding of and responsibility for it. 

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