About the Wordens

Husband and wife team Chris Worden, Ph.D. and Eva Worden, Ph.D. are Co-Founders of Worden Farm. Since 2003, the Wordens have been growing fresh, local, organic produce for the local Southwest Florida community and distributing it through farmers markets and through a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm membership program.

Thousands of people have been taught about organic food and agriculture by the Wordens, in educational videos, television shows, workshops, farm tours, university courses, conferences, consulting and an intensive farm apprenticeship program. They have promoted agricultural development and community greening projects within the United States and internationally.

The Wordens are recipients of the Florida Innovative Farmer Award, and have been recognized as Organic Farmer Experts by the Organic Trade Association and the United States Department of Agriculture.

They both hold Masters of Science degrees in Horticulture from University of Maryland. Chris Worden’s doctorate is in Crop Science from University of Connecticut, and Eva Worden’s doctorate is in Ecosystem Management from Yale University.


Photo credit: Charles Johnson


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