The Edible Prairie Project (EPP) is a nonprofit organization located in Campbell County, WY that was created to support small and mid-scale agricultural and food processing operations within our local community in order to improve the affordability and accessibility of high quality and nutritionally appropriate food for all members of our community.

Our Mission

To cultivate a fair, resilient, and sustainable community food system that promotes thriving rural communities by supporting independent family-scale agriculture through education, food production, and food distribution.

 

 

Meet the Team

eRIN
gALLOWAY

Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director

Erin Galloway is a Market Farmer in Northeast Wyoming.  She has been growing vegetables and selling them directly to customers since 2010.  She currently farms on 1/3 of an acre.  Erin and her husband Mike are also creators of the YouTube channel Our Wyoming Life.  They make three videos a week highlighting ranching, gardening and family on the ranch.  She enjoys the unique challenge of growing vegetables in Northeast Wyoming and sharing her experiences.  She previously worked as Market Manger for a local farmers’ market where several programs were designed around food justice and equal access for all.  In 2018 Erin helped co-found Gillette’s Little Free Pantry network.  A program that places old newspaper receptacles into parks and other locations where they can be filled with food items for the public with the motto of take what you need and leave what you can.  Erin helped create Edible Prairie Project in order to form an organization committed to using local food as a solution.  She is focused on helping agriculture producers sell their products locally and work hard to build a thriving local food economy.

MEGAN TAYLOR McManamen

Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director

Megan moved to Gillette in 2014 to explore Wyoming’s vast prairies and wide-open spaces. She is a University of Wyoming graduate and holds a M.S. in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management and a Masters in Public Administration and Environment and Natural Resources. She also holds a certificate in Permaculture and Advanced Social Systems Design. Prior to co-founding the Edible Prairie Project, Megan served as Market Manager and SNAP Coordinator for a local farmers’ market, where she created and directed Share the Harvest — a program designed to increase access to nutritious and locally sourced food and educate market customers about food insecurity. She has experience as a community organizer protecting the interests of local farmers and ranchers at the local, state, and national level. She also co-founded Gillette’s Little Free Pantry network and has helped create several community seed libraries, urban orchards, and pollinator gardens in Northeast Wyoming. Through her work at EPP, Megan is committed to cultivating a fair, resilient, and sustainable community food system.

 

Board of Directors

Lexi Ostlund-President    Susan Jerke-Vice President    Eric Barlow– At-Large Member  Robin Voigt– At-Large Member