8565 Horseshoe Lane
Potomac, Maryland 20854
Sophia Maravell fell in love with the natural world around her as a child, playing in the cornfields that her father farmed.At Colorado College, where she would go on to earn her BA in Sociology, she became passionate about promoting sustainable agriculture. By her sophomore year she co-managed the Colorado College Student Farm. It is in this capacity that Sophia gained experience teaching preschoolers in an outdoor farm setting.
Sophia has five growing seasons of experience on organic farms, and has received a post-graduation certificate in animal husbandry and organic vegetable production from The Farm School in Athol, MA. The Farm School is a non-profit, working educational farm that teaches both children and adults the art of growing sustainable food, and how this form of agriculture is important for the health of our nation.
Upon graduating from The Farm School, Sophia returned to family farm leased by her family, and owned by the Montgomery County Public School System to pilot a non profit on-farm field trip program in summer of 2012. The program was successful, hosting over 600 students on the property in its first season. However, the land is currently not being leased out which has prompted Brickyard Educational Farm to operate inside of school classrooms, greenhouses and gardens until the land is opened up once again for lease proposals.
Sophia is passionate about promoting sustainable farming and helping facilitate the connection between children, their food and their natural environment.