Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Scott Grist

Organic Vegetable Project Program Manager

Scott Grist is the Program Manager for the Organic Vegetable Project, a 3-acre certified organic vegetable farm at the Chico State University Farm. He manages all aspects of vegetable production and sales, including a CSA program, management of student employees, deliveries to campus, and a weekly farm stand. He is also a faculty member as instructor for the Organic Vegetable Crops class every semester, teaching students the whole scope of organic vegetable farming.

He manages an internship program, giving students valuable experience and college credit for working at the farm and for special projects like aquaponics and mushroom production.

Scott has a bachelor's degree in Geology from Chico State and has worked in organic vegetable farming for 10 years. He gained experience from several successful organic farms that are a part of the Chico Certified Farmers Market. He has also served his community by occupying board of director positions for local non-profits and served on the Parks Commission for the City of Chico.

He has a passion for wild, edible & medicinal plants, regularly teaching the community through nature hikes and plant walks in Bidwell Park.

Portrait of Scott Grist