paul_lovelace
Director of Agriculture and Ag Education

email: plovelace@accokeek.org

  • Best Accokeek Memory

Working the land with Agriculture Conservation Corps students.

  • Favorite Part of the Farm

The surrounding food forest during paw paw season.

  • If I could be one of the farm animals…

If I must, I would be a clever hog.

Paul joins the Accokeek Foundation with 15 years experience cultivating organic and heirloom vegetables. He endeavors to seamlessly merge theatrical interpretation, historic preservation, and practical manual labor at the National Colonial Farm. Paul is simultaneously completing a doctoral degree in Education Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky (UK). His research is focused on the historic and contemporary intersection of sustainable agriculture and physical education/physical activity in the United States. Prior to this position, Paul served as Instructor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morehead State University; Coordinating Director of the UK Appalachian Center and Executive Director of Kentucky Heartwood, a not-for-profit organization and community of individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of Kentucky’s native forests. Paul holds a BA from Hampden Sydney College in Virginia and a Master of Theological Studies degree with a social and environmental ethics focus from Harvard Divinity School. Paul is committed to the revalorization of agricultural manual labor. He enjoys cutting wood and carrying water…in character.