Jack Algiere, Four Season Farm Director, oversees the cultivation of over 200 varieties of produce year-round on 6.5 acres of outdoor fields and gardens and in a 22,000 square-foot minimally heated greenhouse as well as the Center's extensive landscape and compost operations.  He experiments continually with innovative growing methods and seed varieties and is integrally involved in training beginning farmers. Jack graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in turf management and horticulture.  Before Stone Barns, he worked as a greenhouse manager for a family-owned nursery in Rhode Island, a park ranger in Costa Rica, restored and managed olive orchards in California, and developed an organic CSA program in Connecticut.