Born and raised along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Brandon Tennis is a professional land manager and Director of Stewardship for the Lancaster County Conservancy. Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Millersville University and a master’s degree in Ecological Design from the Conway School in western Massachusetts. His experience includes an array of land planning, environmental restoration, trail work, organic farming, permaculture design, outdoor education, and social work. Brandon and his wife, Abby, first circled paths with the Horn Farm Center seven years ago when they made the decision to convert their CSA into a permaculture exhibit perennial food forest. Several travels and a few years later, they now grow food on a quarter-acre residential lot in Marietta primarily for themselves and their daughter. Brandon believes in the value of farmscapes as functional ecosystems.