Amber Carlin-Mishkin has over ten years of teaching experience in NYC schools and community programs. She began her career as a public school classroom teacher and later became a teacher trainer where she helped teachers align curriculum and connect children with deeper lesson meaning.
Growing up on a black angus cattle farm, Amber was always curious about environmental issues, land use and gardening practices. She moved to the city for college and continued farming in her urban landscape. She tends several neighborhood gardens and uses natural methods for pest control and a vermicompost system for high quality compost.
Amber lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young children. She has a B.A. in psychology from Fordham College and a M.S. in early childhood education from Brooklyn College.