Folks at the Farm


Jeanne Clark, OP

Sister Jeanne founded Homecoming Farm in 1996. She has had a varied and distinguished background as an educator and peace activist for many years.  She is a woman of wisdom, deeply engaged in leading others through the coming challenges and helping them to respond to what Earth is asking of us in this moment of history.  She loves children, soil, microbes, earthworms and kale!   And she makes a great pot of Gypsy Soup!

Elizabeth M. Keihm
Executive Director & Farmer

Elizabeth started as a CSA member of Sophia Garden in 2003. She has been Executive Director since 2010. She led the farm through its Visioning Process  and helped forge the partnership with The INN. Before she came to Sophia Garden she ran her own successful floral design and special events firm in NYC with her sister Christine. She is interested in The  New Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology , senior care and  food justice issues . She loves art, flowers and writing and brings all of those interests to Homecoming Farm. She believes  that when she came to Homecoming Farm, she truly came home!


Donald G. Cimato
Director of Community Farming & Head Grower

Now in his twelfth year at Homecoming Farm, Don joined as a CSA member in 2011 and became Director of Community Farming and Head Grower in 2012. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in Russian History, Don is conversant in both Russian and German. He has a Master's degree in Education from Columbia University and is a local Lindenhurst resident; Don shares his love of learning with everyone he comes in contact with at the farm. He has a particular interest in heirloom vegetable varieties, seed saving and introducing others to different varieties not readily found at local markets. While living in New England, Don was an active member in his local CSA and grew his own food. Don is a member of the Vestry at St. Boniface’s Episcopal Church in Lindenhurst and the treasurer of the Board of Directors for NOFA-New York. He’s also a great cook!

Tom Stock, Poet, Naturalist & Puppeteer
Nancy Keating, Poet & Artist

Tom Stock is a retired science teacher and gifted naturalist. A published poet and puppeteer, Tom brings knowledge, joy and a deep reverence for all creation to everything he does. Nancy Keating is also a renowned poet and artist. She has her own business creating hand-knitted scarves and shawls that are true works of art. When she is not out working in the fields, she can be found sitting under the trees knitting away, and is a professor at Farmingdale State College. This husband and wife team bring love and great humor whenever they are at the farm. And lots of poetry!

Tom Nancy

At the Farm for the 2023 Season

Office Assistant: Vicky Hunter
Apprentice: Feona Tess Bryant

Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) - Hofstra University:

Phil Dalton, Ph.D. - Executive Director

2023 Interns:

Antonia Moffa

Caitlin Cameron

Work Shares:

Steven Berlin

Ruth Joyce

Nancy Keating

Bernadette Marten

Linda O'Neil

Tom Stock