NRDC’s 2010 Growing Green Awards winner in the Thought Leader category, Fred Kirschenmann is President of the Board of Directors for Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. This unique nonprofit advances community-based food production, operating as a farm, kitchen, laboratory and teaching campus for nearby New York City residents. A third-generation farmer, Kirschenmann engages chefs, scientists, growers, and corporate executives about the need for local food systems that work in harmony with nature and human health.