Travel Timeline

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!

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 “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:

http://ediblemarinandwinecountry.ediblefeast.com/things-do/indian-valley-organic-farm-and-garden

 

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.

 

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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

Position:Vegetable Gardener

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

Position: Groundskeeper.

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

Position: Groundskeeper/Gardener

Description: Maintained flower gardens, chopped and stacked wood, built branch weave fences.

 

http://www.achillsecretgarden.com/visitthegarden.htm

 

 

 

December- 2012- Eco farm, Galbally Ireland

Position: Groundskeeper.

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

Position: Groundskeeper

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.

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