Monday, August 26, 2013

New Farm Assistant

A hearty welcome to our new farm assistant, Kristin McGee.  Kristin has been helping regularly at the farm as a volunteer for over a year.  She was officially hired this summer and has already made a huge difference in how smoothly the farm operates.  Below is her photo and bio.  If you see her around campus, be sure to say hello!

Kristin McGee has had her hands in the earth since 1999 when she headed out to Perry-winkle Farm in Chatham County to learn a little about growing vegetables.  She took that knowledge to the Peace Corps where she was an agriculture volunteer in Kenya, training women's groups on sustainable farming practices and working with children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS.  Upon returning to the U.S in 2003., Kristin kept farming at an organic family farm while also pursuing her Masters of Social Work at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  It was starting a family that brought her and her husband back to North Carolina.  Kristin is thrilled to be a part of the Emerson farm.  When she is not at the farm, Kristin can be found near the EWS Kindergarten with her daughter, in Morning Garden with her son, or at home working with her hands.

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