the sprout team
Ginny Boyer, Owner
Ginny is the owner and original founder of Sprout. In addition to working full time at Duke, she handles the business operations of the farm, including marketing, outreach, and partner engagement. Wrangling software development by day, Ginny tends the donkeys, chickens and assists with programming in her spare time. She and Montana maintain the strategic vision for Sprout and work as a close-knit team to make it happen!
Sprout is a creative outlet that satisfies a long held desire to own and operate her own farm. Her business & education background, combined with Montana’s extensive farming experience manifested in Sprout- a farm-based education program!
Her primary goal is to create a sensory learning environment for others, to serve a beautiful, authentic community, and to pour her energies into a sensible and sustainable lifestyle.
Montana Keller, Farm Manager
Montana is the farm director and agricultural education brains behind Sprout. She leads the After School and Summer Camp programs while managing the property, its animals and gardens.
Raised in a little town in Western NC (Burnsville), she fell in love with wild flowers, the outdoors and growing food. After spending many years studying horticulture, sustainable food systems, and farm based education, she nurtured a dream to one day operate a farm and share her passion for the outdoors and local food cultivation. Sprout is the realization of that dream.
Her primary goal is to spark enthusiasm about the importance of local foods, propagate nature based learning, and teach responsible stewardship of the Earth. In addition to that, community engagement is her number one, developing deep and lasting relationships with our patrons and fellow farmers.