Linley Dixon has a Master’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science, specializing in Organic Agriculture, and a PhD in Plant Pathology, specializing in tomato diseases. Her PhD research was published in the journal Phytopathology. Before farming in Durango, Linley worked at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) identifying plant diseases. At the USDA she classified many plant diseases and is published in peer-reviewed journals. She also has experience farming in Maine, Florida, Maryland, West Virginia and Guam. She is a Food and Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute, a non-profit Organic watchdog.
Reid Smith joined Adobe House Farm in 2014. He has a formal education background in Sustainability and Geology, and additional studies in Permaculture and Spanish. With this varied background, he hopes to grow the highest quality vegetables while simultaneously building community and regenerating the Earth. After 3 years as a Garden Manager for the Urban Farm Collective, in Portland Oregon, he is ready to make growing food and participating in the local food movement more than a hobby, but a full-time job and lifestyle.
Peter Dixon holds a degree in Enviornmental Science and a background in marine fisheries, having conducted research in the Florida Keys, Guam, Pohnpei and Palau. Before moving to Durango, he taught middle school science and high school biology in Maryland.