Thursday, April 18, 2013

Where Are They Now? Past Youth Farm Apprentices...

We love staying in touch with past apprentices, and finding out all the amazing things they go on to do after learning with us at the Youth Farm...  
Here are just a some of the things our past apprentices are doing. 

Find out more about our Urban Farm Training Program (accepting applications for summer)

Liz Liz Dowd (2012): Liz is now the Assistant Farm Manager at the Youth Farm. We are thrilled to have her stay on with us for a second year and take on this leadership role. 

Josh Kalin
While not at his day job as an ice sculptor, Josh is an active member of his community garden and continues to volunteer at the HSPS Youth Farm. Josh is an avid forager and a member of the New York Mycological Society. He also loves to make and share all sorts of fermented foods and hot sauces.

Aimee Bowe (2012): Aimee is lucky enough to be able to put some of what she learned as a Farm Apprentice to use in her Brooklyn backyard.  She hopes to one day move upstate and start a small farmstead of her own, complete with chickens and goats.  Through her farm apprenticeship Aimee has gotten work landscaping and floral arranging!

Mia Riddle (2012):  Mia Riddle left New York the day after finishing the Youth Farm Apprenticeship. She now holds a resident staff position as CSA/Market Manager at Blue House Farm in Pescadero, CA. The farm is an hour south of San Francisco on the rural Central Coast, and grows 30 acres of organic produce and flowers.

Sarah Pekovitch (2012): Sarah is currently living in Chicago working with the ChicagoBotanic Garden as a Grower.  She is working with the Green Youth Farm which is within CBG's 'Community Gardening' program. 

Bret Ward (2012): Bret ward is still living in Brooklyn. He currently working as a landscaper for the Prospect Park Alliance on the lakeside construction project. He also works on his web comic Lonely Mountain  GarbageMany people would say Bret is aloof, he is hilarious. 

Whitney Richardson (2011) : Whitney is now in Chicago,working as a representative, marketing & gardening coordinator for Tru Blooms Chicago, a fragrance made using flowers grown in community gardens and farms across Chicagoland. They hired 100 farmers last year to grow and harvest the flowers through Growing PowerGrowing Home & Neighborspace. She also supports the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council Supply Chain Working Group.

Martha Jackson (2010): Martha is continuing or pursuit of organic farming and education at Phillies Bridge Farm Project in New Paltz NY