Care of the Earth Community Farm, although community-supported, is a family-owned and family-operated farm. It is run by Megan and Lalo Allen-Lazaro, along with their children Evan Shea (4) and baby Eila (who are usually in-tow). Megan began farming in 2003, while studying sociology and economics at Vassar College. Lalo grew up farming corn and sugar cane, which he gave up when he moved with his family to the US. His interest in farming was renewed when he met Megan in 2005 – at a bakery, of all places. Megan and Lalo started Care of the Earth Community Farm in 2009. Megan was born born and raised in Knoxville.