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About Adrianna Maria McLeod

Ormond Beach, Florida

Adrianna is an environmental enthusiast whose life is deeply committed to sustainability and recycling. She was 13 when she started and now, at age 16, she has distributed more than 400 edible plants, succulents and fruit trees to families to start their gardens and help them grow their food. From her own garden, she donates her harvest to a local church and her neighbors. She has recycled more than 500 pounds of materials and commits her time to educating others about gardening and invites others to contribute their waste to her compost.

“In addition to volunteering for the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center in Volusia County, Fla., she is certified as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member, trained to help the community and first responders in the event of a fire, light search and rescue, natural or medical disaster. Adrianna volunteers for beach cleanup in Volusia, Flagler and St. Johns counties. She was chosen to participate in the NASDA Foundation Farm2Food accelerator, a 15-week training program built to empower and educate small-scale women farmers and food entrepreneurs to become more resilient through food production.”

Adrianna is also an exceptional student and was recognized by the National Society of High School Scholars in Washington, D.C., for her academic achievements. She is an environmental leader dedicated to making a difference.