I am a native of North Carolina. I graduated with a degree in communication from Appalachian State University in 2008. Since then, I've lived in Washington D.C. and interned at Discovery Communication with Planet Green as a production and development assistant. After D.C., I volunteered with WorldTeach, an NGO through Harvard University. I was a full-time English teacher in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. I Lived in complete cultural immersion with the Marshallese people on a tiny little island of about 300 people in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. While there I helped start the island's first community garden. We had corn, cabbage, beans and eggplant. I was also able to score a $10,000 grant to keep their agricultural efforts going. After the Marshall's I worked at Brewster Academy Summer Session in New Hampshire. I was an ESL teaching assistant, an Outdoor Education Leader and Dorm Parent. It was an International camp and we 18 different countries represented. It was a beautiful place and definitely one of the best jobs I've ever had. After Brewster, I headed to New Zealand to meet up with some good friends to travel around for six weeks. We had a van that was our home made up of two Americans, a Canadian and a German. We lived in a very communal way. It was an amazing place made up of unreal scenery and some of the most hospitable people I've ever met. After New Zealand, we headed to Japan for two weeks and tried to learn the secrets of an Eastern way of life. Now, I've moved to Asheville. I'm currently trying to find a job which has proven quite difficult. I live on Pearson Drive and just heard about the garden. A roommate and I just walked down and it looks awesome! It's something I definitely want to be a part of. I'm hoping to learn many new things.
just to name a few
Garden as a hobby?
No comments yet!
You need to be a member of Garden Asheville to add comments!