F. Colin Cabot

Loudon, New Hampshire

Since 1997, Colin Cabot and his wife, Paula, have transformed Sanborn Mills Farm, a working farm in Loudon, New Hampshire, into a nonprofit craft school devoted to preserving skills at risk of extinction by providing training in traditional northern New England crafts and using draft animals in the fields and forest. Colin also chairs the boards of Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, New York, and of Heritage Charlevoix in Quebec, and serves on the boards of the Topfield Equestian Center and the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. Previously, Colin worked in the arts for more than twenty years, mostly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was managing director of the Skylight Opera Theatre, but also in New York, Chicago, and at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. He joined the Garden Conservancy board of directors in 2008. He has always tried to grow food wherever he has lived.