Hi—I’m Emily Toner.
I am a soil geographer, writer, multimedia producer, facilitator and community builder.
As a 2018-2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, I was in Ireland researching and blogging about how peat bogs have shaped Irish culture and how Irish people are impacting their bogs.
Prior to submerging myself in Irish bogs, I was an urban agriculture educator for Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana. I learned how urban food production and community education can be tools for community building. I often found myself engaging with issues around social and racial inequity and learning how deeply rooted it can be.
In my graduate work at University of Wisconsin - Madison, when I studied Japanese American internment camp gardening during World War II, I saw how gardens worked to transform social perceptions from discrimination to admiration.
If you'd like to learn more about my work or get in touch, please come on in.