2012 Farm Interns!

Meet Elin! I grew up in Bethesda, MD, but have spent the last few years in the Pacific Northwest, at the University of Puget Sound.  As a kid, I spent a lot of time outdoors, going on hikes, exploring the shores of Lake Superior, and following my nature-loving big brother around.  I believe our food system is inherently backwards: processed meats and fast food should not be easier to find or more affordable than nutrient rich (and delicious!) fruits and vegetables.  (One of my favorites is asparagus.) This spring, I am excited to be working on the farm with Mo and helping out with the chickens and bees! 

Stephanie Buglione is the Farm/Farm Educator intern. She is a senior at American University, majoring in Environmental Studies. Stephanie grew up in Upstate New York, surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills, NOT. She actually grew up in the suburbs, which has fueled her interest in environmental stewardship and, more recently, sustainable agriculture. Stephanie looks forward to learning more about soil, cultivating veggies, and working with the chickens and bees. By far, her favorite vegetable is the eggplant. When she’s not on the farm, she’s probably singing a tune while making some crafts!

Bonnie Sigwalt is a Marlboro College MBA Candidate in her second year of the Managing for Sustainability program in Brattleboro, Vermont.  She is from Chicago, studied Government at Smith College, and currently lives and gardens in southern Maryland where she is passionate about local food networks and the creation of resilient communities through entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture.  Bonnie first learned about the benefits of sustainable farming practices while working on the Brüder Dr. Becker organic vineyard
in Germany, and she has, ever since, been hearing the land call her back.  She is finally listening.  Her final MBA project will focus on funding mechanisms that will provide entrepreneurs the ability to launch sustainable food-related enterprises. Her favorite vegetable is kale and wishes you would eat more of it. @organicDC

Rachel Hendrickson is the Farm Educator intern at Arcadia. Rachel grew up outside of Philadelphia in New Jersey (the garden state!) and is a senior at American University due to graduate in May. She studies environmental science at AU with a special focus in environmental education. Her love of garden based learning stems from summers spent out in the vegetable garden with her mom Nancy. When Rachel isn’t helping to plan fun field trip activities for this spring, she likes to run and play the ukulele. Her favorite vegetable is currently kale.

I can already tell it's going to be a great year! I can't tell you how excited I am to have such an amazing and passionate team of women working with me this spring and summer!
-Farmer Mo

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