Anza Muenchow

Anza is a longtime food grower and food access organizer now living on Whidbey Island where she farms and teaches local small scale food growing. She began working for Washington State University King Co. Extension in the Urban Food Program in 1995, teaching mostly immigrants and refugees how to adapt their growing techniques to the climate in the Pacific Northwest. Anza and her partner, Marc, began their own farm, Maha Farm, on Whidbey in 2005. As an Extension educator for Island County, Anza managed many programs including Master Gardeners, Small Farms and SNAP ED, where she built school gardens in low income neighborhoods and taught many children the joy of eating local fresh vegetables and fruits. Maha Farm sells fresh produce at the Sunday Tilth market on Whidbey.