From 2011-2016 I traveled to many places on this beautiful planet.
I support farms and homesteads that use permaculture, organic, or other such sustainable methods. By changing our food choices, we can change the world.
Here’s a look at some of the work accomplished along the way!
“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”
~Mary Kay Ash
March 2016- Present: Indian Valley Organic Farm, College of Marin
Position: Farm Specialist
Description: All aspects of farm field work, including: harvesting, washing/packing produce, bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, irrigation, weeding, greenhouse work, and tractor operation. Manage deliveries and farmer’s market stands, Support Farm Coordinator in organic certification and grant reporting, Recruit and instruct volunteers, Conservation Corps members, and college students in day to day activities, Lead tours of elementary school children, high school youth, and adults interested in the Farm program.
Article in Marin Edibles Magazine:
July 2015- March 2016: Indian Valley Organic Farm, College of Marin
Position: Farm Intern
Description: Compost building, double dig bed preparation, sowing, transplanting, greenhouse/shade house care, harvesting, flower bouquet design, irrigation, orchard care, farmers market stand, leading volunteers, youth and Corps members in daily activities.
July 2015-Present: Montura Ranch, Novato CA.
Position: Vegetable Garden Caretaker
Description: Terraced organic vegetable beds and fruit orchards. Managed irrigation, seed sowing both direct and greenhouse transplants, compost, soil management, pruning of grapes and fruit trees, harvest and sales to local community.
March-June 2015- Delphi Agrarian Arts Foundation, Santa Cruz CA
Position: Spring Intern
Description: Biodynamic farm and garden: Compost building, double dig bed preparation, sowing, transplanting, greenhouse/shade house care, harvesting, flower bouquet design, irrigation, orchard care (pruning, grafting, mulching, fruit thinning, bird protection, pest management, disease control).
March-April 2014- Eco Village, Cheggio Italy
Description: debarked poles for fences, shoveled snow, soil preparation, irrigation, greenhouse garden, early spring seeding.
January- February 2014- Homestead, Grass Valley California
Position: Remodeled cabin in the woods
Description: Used recycled wood for outside walls. Helped in garden, built raised beds.
Spetember-November 2013- Eco Vacation Rental, Hilo Hawaii
Position: Groundskeeper, Flower Gardener
Description: weeding, irrigation, removal of large lava rocks, built cement pathways, planted tropical flowers and fruits.
August-September 2013- Konakopia Farm, Captain Cook Hawaii
Description: Coffee harvest, mango tree care, weeding, irrigation.
June-August 2013- Estate of Eileen Dingle, Santa Cruz California
Position: Landscape maintenance/ Vegetable Gardener
Description: Built and grew kitchen garden, weeding, irrigation.
April-May 2013- Estate of Miriam Moore, Ireland
Position: Groundskeeper/ Animal caretaker
Description: Built pathway, repainted buildings with lime, horse and donkey and chicken care, sustainable wood collection and harvest.
January-March 2013- Achill Island Secret Garden, Achill Ireland
Description: Maintained flower gardens, chopped and stacked wood, built branch weave fences.
December- 2012- Eco farm, Galbally Ireland
Description: Built woodshed, chopped and stacked wood.
September- November 2012- Homestead/Dairy Farm, Normandy France
Position: Lead Gardener/ Animal care
Description: All necessary care of organic vegetable garden, goat and chicken maintenance, sous chef.
July-August 2012- Herbalist Homestead, Austria
Position: Collecting and drying herbs/ Vegetable Gardener
Description: weeding, irrigation, maintenance of greenhouse, herbal harvest.
April-June 2012- Homestead, Gers France
Position: Groundskeeper/Vegetable Gardener
Description: weeding, irrigation, vegetable propagation.
January-March 2012- Family winery, Catalan Spain
Position: Wine Cellar Assistent
Description: Cellar maintenance, stacking and bottling wine.
December 2011- Homestead in Portugal
Position: Outdoor maintenance.
Description: Cleaned horse stables, built walkways, planted native species.
September-November 2011- Eco farm, Galbally Ireland
Description: Daily maintenance of property both indoor and outdoor. Built woodshed.
June 2011- Small Homestead of Emer Cloherty, Riverstown Ireland
Position: Assistant gardener
Description: Tended to garden beds daily. Built pig fence.