Amy Rose Brt was the Community Garden Program Manager at Community CROPS from 2009 to 2013. She also volunteered extensively for CROPS, managing the gardens in 2007 and 2008. She had training and experience in teaching, facilitation, permaculture, horticulture, sustainable community development and landscape design. Amy was a graduate of Prescott College, where she majored in Sustainable Community Development with a focus in permaculture and urban food systems.
During Amy’s time at CROPS, she improved the program extensively, bringing on many more program partners and making space available to many more community members to garden. She was also involved in many other local projects, including the Nebraska Bioneers, and creating a project for a community orchard in Standing Bear Park. Amy was passionate about the food forest concept and was the instigator of the Southern Heights Food Forest project. She was thrilled to see the progress being made on the project and continued to provide advice and guidance up until the end of her life.