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About Us - Meet the Farmer D Team

Farmer D, Chief Farming Officer


Daron Joffe is not what most people envision when they think of farmers. Joffe is a 30-something eco-entrepreneur who lives to make a difference in the world by utilizing biodynamic methodologies in his farming practices. The South African native has an impressive production history and is a maverick within the organic farming movement. Known as “Farmer D”, Joffe was the founding farmer at Serenbe Farms in Palmetto Georgia, where he created a 25-acre bio-dynamic farm that continues to supply the community with fresh produce.

Farmer D has been covered in publications such as: Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, LA Times, NY Times, Southern Living, as well as featured on The Weather Channel, CNN, and TEDx.
farmerd@farmerd.com


Stanley Joffe, Chief Everything Officer


Entrepreneur and wood worker extraordinaire! Stanley brings over 30 years of business management experience to Farmer D Organics. Stanley has a degree in structural engineering from University of Witwatersand in Johannesburg, South Africa. If you're looking for specialty designed garden planters or farmstead furniture, he's your guy! stanley@farmerd.com



Joshua Tabor, Horticulturist and Retail Store Manager


Joshua Tabor is a reintroduced native, his family's farm house located just outside Atlanta's city limits. He has 10 years of professional horticulture experience in the Atlanta area. His background includes nursery production, design, installation, personal gardening, and even indoor hydroponics. Joshua is a member of the American Herbalist Guild and has a specific passion for herbs, in the garden, in food or in a cup of tea. When he is not at Farmer D Garden Center, he can be found working in his garden, painting, or in school for holistic health. joshua@farmerd.com



John Whistler, Assistant Store Manager


John Whistler is not only the Assistant Store Manager at Farmer D Organics Garden Center, but he is also our resident interior plants specialist. With a degree from Savannah College of Art and Design, John is an expert at visual merchandising. He’s worked for two of the largest purveyors of interior landscape design and spent time doing island landscaping on Kiawah Island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.



Alexander Wilkinson, Garden Center Product Specialist


Alexander’s farming story started as a kid in his great-grandfather’s vegetable gardens and greenhouse. Since then, he’s acquired years of garden installation and maintenance experience - specifically in Costa Rica. As our product specialist, Alexander can help you find anything and everything you need at the Farmer D Organics Garden Center to get your garden growing this season. He has a special interest in perennials and fruit trees, so be sure to pick his brain about best perennial and vegetable combination for your gardening and farming spaces!




Katie Pigott, Design and Install Specialist


Katie has five years of organic farming experience in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico. Working in community supported agriculture inspired a passion for providing people with healthy food while connecting them to their surroundings. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia. Her research and design experience includes residential design, therapeutic garden design, playscape design, and cultural landscape management. Katie is passionate about creating beautifully functional landscapes that are restorative for both people and the environment.
katie@farmerd.com



Derek Pinson, Backyard Cultivator Specialist


Need a garden installed at your home or school? Derek Pinson is your man. With international farming experience through Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), Derek has farmed on eight different farms in Hawaii, Costa Rica, and New Zealand! He has a B.A. in Geography from Kennesaw State University and worked as Farm Manager of Wolfscratch Farm. If that resume doesn’t sound striking enough, you should also know that Mr. Pinson also has a Certificate in Permaculture Design. Whether you’re installing a small raised bed or creating an entire edible landscape, Derek is the guy you’re looking for!
derek@farmerd.com



Addison Hosley, Assistant Backyard Cultivator Specialist


Br. Addison Hosley received a certificate in permaculture design at the Koinonia community in 2010 and is a vowed member of the Order of St. Anthony the Great, a contemplative-based order in Atlanta. He is also a registered yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance. With an honors degree from Kennesaw State University (B.S. in Anthropology and a minor in religious studies), Addison specializes in composting, garden theory, and garden design. He also just enjoys getting his hands in the dirt and bringing growing spaces to life!




Bethaney Herrington, Outreach Coordinator


Bethaney is our resident communications, marketing, and sales extraordinaire. With a B.A. from Emory University and shameless hours logged on a variety of social media platforms, Bethaney is responsible for telling the Farmer D Organics story. In more ways than one, Bethaney will bring the the “FDO Experience” to you! Whether you are a school, non-profit, house of worship, or hospital - if you’d like a garden installed by our expert team, Bethaney is your girl! With garden installation, nursery propagation, and greenhouse farm management experience, she will not only connect you to the people who will install your garden, but she’ll show up, get her hands dirty, and then write the blog to tell about it!
bethaney@farmerd.com




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