My interest and education in agriculture and the outdoors began in my childhood growing up on a small farm in Northeast Ohio. I ate eggs laid by our chickens, watched goat kids be born, vegetables grow be harvested and preserved, and the seasons change.
After graduating college I volunteered for a year with an AmeriCorps/Student Conservation Association program in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. A portion of this program introduced me to teaching where we taught environmental education and science in nearby schools. I spent the next few years teaching at various environmental education centers through out New England.
In 2004 I graduated from Antioch New England University with a Master’s in Education and New Hampshire teacher certification. I was a classroom teacher for two years as well as a farmer raising pigs, beef cattle and a substantial layer flock. I found I missed teaching children outdoors and desired to integrate agriculture into the lessons I taught. Serendipity smiled and I found this job at Stonewall Farm. I have been here for five years and am still learning new skills and love my job.
If you want to learn more about the many educational programs Stonewall Farm offers for school children, home school groups, and the general public, visit us at: http://www.stonewallfarm.org/Programs.