Board Member - Strategy/Vision
An urban farmer since a teenager, growing and making soil became a life long passion. Starting Eden Urban Farms in mid 2000’s, creating the multi awarding wining Eden Area Ag Day and running and co- operating multiple Community Gardens.
Creating the area’s first Food Policy Council, Eden Area Food Alliance, his work is to establish a sustainable local food farm and hub network. Rick is also the President of the Hayward Area Recreation District, H.A.R.D. HARD is the largest urban recreational and park district in California.
His day job is to ensure people, business and the community stay protected with insurance. He operates as Hatcher Insurance Brokerage – Personal and Business Insurance.