We Believe

Food is relevant to all academic disciplines and industries.


We Believe

Growing, cooking and eating food strengthens community.


We Believe

Edible gardens can preserve genetic and cultural diversity.



Benjamin (“Farmer Ben”) Eichorn, Grow Your Lunch Founder and CEO, is an internationally – renowned expert on the topics of edible gardening and food literacy education. He is the author of “Edible Gardening: Ten Essential Practices for Growing Your Own Food.” He grew up on Country Flat Farm in Big Sur, CA where his family grows certified organic Meyer lemons, diverse fruit and vegetable crops, and keeps honey bees. He taught at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley for four years before founding Grow Your Lunch in 2010. He lives in San Francisco with his fiancee, Anastasia, and pet rabbit, “Domino.”



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