E. Fatimah Hasan is a planner coordinator with the MD-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Her work focuses on the agricultural preservation program for Prince George’s County, food equity, and green infrastructure elements of the County’s 2017 Resource Conservation Plan.
She is partnering with the University of Maryland on projects promoting food equity for residents with limited access to healthy food, and linking farmers producing plants, dyes, or fibers with textile artists who, through their arts and crafts, sustain the culture and economies of communities in the African Diaspora. She has lent her expertise to bringing women farmers of color together for land conservation learning circles. Her work with the County Council’s Agricultural Resources Advisory Committee, and with urban and rural farmers in the Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance, has inspired her to improve the local food system and community health through closer connections to local farmers and the natural environment.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University, and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.