Maria Gaura

Communications Coordinator
Maria Gaura grew up in Silicon Valley just in time to see the last of the region’s magnificent fruit orchards pulled out and replaced with office parks. A career journalist, Maria worked as a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle for more than a decade, and her work has appeared in numerous publications including the Contra Costa Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel and Reader’s Digest. She co-produced and reported health-focused segments for public radio station KAZU, and founded and edited the news website
A lifelong gardener, Maria has done extensive reporting on organic farming, and sustainable agriculture. She lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and daughter, and two elderly cats.