Growing Food East of the River

Meet the Farm Team

Samaria McGhee is the Farmer’s Market Program Associate for Building Bridges Across the River.  She is a native DC resident and is passionate about providing healthy food and herbal remedies to the community she grew up in.  Samaria manages all aspects of the market including community engagement and CSA membership. Samaria is also a fashion designer and entrepreneur.

JJ Boone is the THEARC Farm Manager for Building Bridges Across the River. He is the longest serving member on the farm team and has been growing food in his community since 2012.  JJ is also a certified DC Beekeeper, providing local honey and educational opportunities to the Ward 8 community. Along with farming, JJ designs his own fashion line.

Dominic Hosack is the Farm Director for Building Bridges Across the River after previously serving 3 years as Farm Manager. In his current role, he oversees the farm and market operations and leads educational workshops over composting and market gardening.  Outside of THEARC, Dominic is a carpenter, beginner beekeeper and proud father.