What People Are Saying!


Here ( at Ithaca Ecovillage), contrary to what happens with a large number of Americans, eating well is essential. The rediscovered link to “mother earth” is a recurrent theme. Debra Walsh has spent her life nourishing others. A dietician by training, she worked for various schools and institutions. Today she is partially retired, but she hasn’t left behind her two longtime passions: gardening and cooking.


This smiling woman has decided to change her life, to leave behind New Hampshire, where she raised her three children on her own, to join the Ithaca ecovillage. A first meeting took place, some weeks after her arrival in a house in Tree, the newest section of the village, where she rented a room from the owner. Liz W. immediately sniffed out her talents and proposed that she prepare the buffet for one of her workshops. 

Published by Michele F.,  French Journalist for Flow Magazine.


 "Debra catered two lunches for a staff retreat I organized. Together we picked out the menu. She was creative in thinking of ideas and bringing suggested recipes. She also listened and responded to my suggestions and dietary needs of the group. With her lead we came up with an amazing selection of salads, sandwiches and soups for the group. She is very professional in her execution and presentation and I would recommend her highly as a caterer.  Dawn M., Cornell Cooperative Ext.


  "Debra cooked an excellent Moroccan--themed dinner for myself and guests.  Both the taste and presentation of the dishes were great, and everyone enjoyed the food. The Moroccan soup and Buddha bowl--both vegetarian dishes, clearly shows that Debra knows how to make healthy food taste good.  I would highly recommend her"...Bruce R.  


  "I have known Debra for over 12 years. On several occasions during that time, she has prepared several menus for me to help me with establishing a healthy lifestyle. The meals she suggested were easy to prepare and tasted wonderful. Debra has been helping many clients over the years and if you are in need of someone who will listen and give you individual attention, do not hesitate to get in touch with her. You will not be sorry! " 

Peter C.