Heather Forest

Heather holding greens

Heather Forest

Project Consultant

Heather is a storytelling artist and vegetable farmer who enjoys being immersed in the creative process whether she is designing vegetable gardens, growing seedlings, or crafting musical retellings of traditional multicultural tales. She is a founder and co-director of the Long Island Community Agriculture Network (LICAN) which developed the award-winning Gateway Community Garden in Huntington Station, NY. Expressing her artistry through agriculture, she established and managed the Fox Hollow Farm CSA with her husband, Larry Foglia, to grow produce for one hundred local families and offered community workshops on homesteading, organic gardening, and food equity service gardening.

With a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, Heather is founder and executive director of Story Arts, an educational, cultural arts organization. She is an award-winning storyteller and children’s book author who has performed her repertoire of world folktales at storytelling festivals and theaters nationally and internationally and has received the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network.

Heather brings her creativity, attention to detail, writing skills, and love of gardening to The Uplands Center where she collaborates with her husband to support the organization’s seeds of growth.


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