Spotlight on GVF2S Donor and Supporter: Barb Mahoney

A peak into the Mahoney garden

Barb graduated with a degree in Computer Science from DeVry and ran her own web-development company for 20+ years, while raising her three daughters. Once the last daughter left home, she started a new venture as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of an avionics company. Barb started volunteering with Gallatin Valley Farm to School a year ago when her daughter, Zoey, became one of the culinary instructors for the Family Cooking Nights. She has since become one of the most reliable, hardworking, and biggest assets on the volunteer team. Barb spends her free time traveling with her husband, Chuck, looking for adventure and as many birds as she can find.

Here’s our recent interview with Barb:

Where did you grow up?

My father worked for an oil company, and was transferred several times. I was born in Powell, WY, lived in Anchorage, AK; New Orleans, LA; and Buffalo, WY.

Why are you involved with Gallatin Valley Farm to School?

My daughter Zoey works with Gallatin Valley Farm to School and asked if I would like to volunteer. I thought it was great fun and am very glad that I did!

What’s growing in your garden?

My husband, along with Zoey and her husband, planted in the greenhouse and garden this year. I am very excited about the many varieties of pepper’s that we will be able to harvest!

Something you’re proud of?

I am very proud of our three daughter’s. Each of them is a kind, generous woman, and they each contribute to influence me in positive ways.

What inspires you?

My 3 daughter’s, Native American Flute music and the smell of the mountains.

The Mahoney greenhouse

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

I would be a Bald Eagle. I love birds, and I have wanted to be able to fly, my whole life. Eagles are a proud, fierce, loyal bird and I find those qualities admirable.

Gallatin Valley Farm to School is honored Barb’s support and participation.  Thank you so much, Barb!

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