Sharessa Garland, the Founder and Executive Director, has over 20 years of animal handling experience. She has a B.A. from New York Institute of Technology in New York City, and furthered her education at a Cornell University Cooperative Extension farm, where her passion for farming grew. In 2010 she moved to New Orleans to work for Audubon Zoo and fell in love with New Orleans. Her passion for education and healthy living pushed her create Sugar Roots Farm.