Learn all about our most up-to-date Training and Outreach Coordinator alum, Emma Weaver!
Whereas at Dickinson, Emma majored in Environmental Research and minored in Sociology. She was launched to the Faculty Farm via a buddy of hers who had performed the farm’s pre-orientation program. She attended the farm’s well-known Farm Frolics occasion September of her freshman yr, after which continued to attend farm occasions all through the remainder of her time at Dickinson. Emma lived with a handful of pupil farmers within the Treehouse and volunteered with them often throughout her sophomore yr. Emma continued to remain related to the farm her junior yr, and that summer time participated in the summertime pupil work share CSA. After that, Emma was capable of begin working for the farm full time because the Training and Outreach Coordinator every week after she graduated in 2019.
Emma has fond Summer season reminiscences from her time because the Training and Outreach Coordinator. She actually loved the summer time potlucks the farm group needed to higher get to know one another. She additionally beloved cooling off within the Yellow Breeches, occurring journeys to Fuller Lake with farm buddies, and naturally taking part within the July 4th Something Floats Race. Except for enjoyable reminiscences, Emma gained an appreciation for farm work via her place on the farm. Because the Training and Outreach Coordinator, she oversaw the farm’s two academic applications, ran farm occasions, organized volunteer alternatives, and managed the farm’s social media profiles and publication. All through her time on this place, Emma was additionally capable of make connections with native farmers and study from them, which impressed her to pursue a job in natural farming
After her place ended final summer time, Emma, her boyfriend Luke (who additionally labored on the farm and graduated Dickinson in 2020), and their cat Patty (no affiliation with the Faculty Farm) moved right into a photo voltaic powered barn residence in Midcoast Maine to start out working at a twenty-acre natural vegetable farm. As a part of the farm crew there they do all kinds of issues like harvesting, washing produce, and weeding. Whereas manufacturing is slower within the winter, Emma has spent extra time doing markets and organising the farm stand. Whereas she continues to be pondering her future profession strikes, she is tremendous excited to spend one other season on the farm up in Maine and see the place life takes her after that.