Procter Center hires Garden Coordinator

Procter Center is pleased to welcome Conor Gilliland as our new Coordinator for the Procter Garden. Gilliland has two years experience working on and managing produce farms. In his last position, managing the garden at the Montana Academy, a therapeutic boarding school, he provided produce for 1,000 plates a week. This was done while working with the students to help them learn how to accomplish their work while instilling an interest in organic farming. He has additional experience working with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, Famer’s Markets and raising livestock.

Gilliland’s educational background includes a BA in Political Science and an MA in the Philosophy of Religion at Denver Seminary. He has been an affiliate professor of philosophy, a freelance journalist and a live-in assistant at L’Arche –Portland.

Conor Gilliland

Conor Gilliland

About his new position, Gilliland says, “I am thrilled to join Procter as the new Garden Coordinator. It is my goal to imbibe as much wisdom from the previous years of farming at Procter, contribute my own knowledge and with the support of a great team, offer some of the most productive growing seasons yet. I am excited to share my practical experience and enthusiasm for farm work as a spiritual exercise with young campers, eager volunteers, aspiring apprentices and experienced gardeners alike. Here’s to a fruitful farming season!”

Gilliland started his work Feb. 9. You can contact him at The staff at Procter is excited to get to know him and work with him to make the garden a continued success. Please welcome him on your next visit to Procter Center.

Craig Foster serves as interim director at the Procter Center. Contact him at