About me. I am a Minnesota transplant, originally from Des Moines, Iowa. I graduated in the spring of 2013 from Carleton College with a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus in food and agriculture. I've worked on a variety of small farms and absolutely love farming: playing in the dirt, growing delicious food, getting to interact with wonderful people, what could be better? I also love hiking, camping, traveling, insects, and synchronized swimming.
About my service. I am a Living Green Local Foods service member at the Duluth Community Garden Program. My role is to identify community need in some of the neighborhoods surrounding the gardens in order to make the gardens better serve those communities and be utilized to their fullest potential. This will involve facilitating several community meetings and conducting surveys. I also organize volunteers to work in the gardens in the fall and spring.
Why I serve. I really believe that the sustainable food movement will change the world. I think that community gardens are an important part of local food, since they have the potential to educate, beautify, and strengthen the communities in which they exist. I took this position because I want to be a part of that effort, to learn more about community gardens, to build the skills to work in the nonprofit sector, and to live in Minnesota. MN GreenCorps is the perfect opportunity for me to work for something I'm passionate about and to give back to a place that I love.
My favorite place to visit in Minnesota. Any of the state parks along the North Shore. The Superior Hiking Trail is amazing!