Gary Oppenheimer

Gary Oppenheimer

Gary Oppenheimer, a CNN Hero, Master Gardener, Rutgers Environmental Steward, Huffington Post “Greatest Person of the Day” and 2011 Game Changer, winner of the 2011 Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference and founder/executive director of the AmpleHarvest.org Campaign. In 1985, MCI asked Gary to help them roll out the then fledging MCI Mail e-mail service, and eventually became their largest global sales agent (including producing what is believe to be the first “ezine” – published from 1985 to 1996). In the early 2000’s, Gary became a Master Gardener and then a Rutgers Environmental Steward. He advocated for region wide watershed preservation laws, became an environmental commissioner as well as the director of a community garden. Frustrated by the wasted food from gardens nationwide, the “no food left behind” AmpleHarvest.org Campaign was created to enable America’s 40+ million home gardeners who grow food to easily find a local pantry eager for their excess bounty.

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Gary Oppenheimer: Speaker Update

Gary Oppenheimer

As TEDxManhattan approaches, we are checking in with past speakers to get an update on their work, and to see what excites them about TEDxManhattan 2013.  Below, Gary Oppenheimer, Executive Director and founder of AmpleHarvest.org, brings us up to date.  Gary spoke at TEDxManhattan 2012 about AmpleHarvest.org, which connects 40+ million Americans with excess food […]


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