Learn all about our most up-to-date Schooling and Outreach Coordinator alum, Emma Weaver!
Whereas at Dickinson, Emma majored in Environmental Research and minored in Sociology. She was launched to the School Farm by a pal of hers who had carried out 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 linked to the farm her junior yr, and that summer season participated in the summertime pupil work share CSA. After that, Emma was in a position to begin working for the farm full time because the Schooling and Outreach Coordinator every week after she graduated in 2019.
Emma has fond Summer season reminiscences from her time because the Schooling and Outreach Coordinator. She actually loved the summer season potlucks the farm staff needed to higher get to know one another. She additionally beloved cooling off within the Yellow Breeches, happening journeys to Fuller Lake with farm buddies, and naturally taking part within the July 4th Something Floats Race. Other than enjoyable reminiscences, Emma gained an appreciation for farm work by her place on the farm. Because the Schooling 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 in a position to make connections with native farmers and be taught from them, which impressed her to pursue a job in natural farming
After her place ended final summer season, Emma, her boyfriend Luke (who additionally labored on the farm and graduated Dickinson in 2020), and their cat Patty (no affiliation with the School Farm) moved right into a photo voltaic powered barn condo 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 establishing 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.