Rural Community Builder Name: Bart Mealer

Community: Florence, OR

Role: Garden Coordinator, Florence Food Share

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Generous

Recognized by: Susy Lacer from Florence, OR

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Bart has been the volunteer garden coordinator at Florence Food Share for over ten years; he is at the garden seven days a week from early spring through fall. He currently serves on four different nonprofit boards and is an active volunteer with several other organizations. Because of his extensive network of involvement, he’s effective at connecting people and projects, forming bridges between groups that might not otherwise connect.