Cynthia Bower is a long-time member of the Women Grow Food program at Deep Dirt Farm. She grew up on an avocado ranch in southern California and has been passionate about environmental issues since the early 1970s.
Prominent among Cynthia’s heroes are Margaret Mead and Pete Seeger, who agreed that the problems of the world can be solved by the small deeds of millions of individuals acting with thoughtful, caring intent.
Cynthia retired early from a career as an academic librarian and curator. She recently completed her water harvesting certification from Watershed Management Group in Tucson. She earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Stanford University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of California, Berkeley a long time ago.