This summer we have three interns: Elliot Coulter (that’s me!), Emma Bloomquist, and Julie Litchfield. I thought it would be nice to hear from another intern and how her summer projects are coming along. This week Julie has written a paragraph introducing herself and what she does in our garden. Julie is the food access and community connection intern with our garden, and she has contributed greatly to our garden and the community this summer. Below is the paragraph she kindly shared:
“Being an intern at the community garden this year includes attending weekly gatherings, eating a delicious meal every week, and dropping off extra produce to Newberg FISH emergency service. This acronym stands for “friends in service to humanity” and is a great way to not only build community between those who attend the gatherings, but also reach out beyond our own group. There is something special about working for the food we eat, and this is even better knowing that people in Newberg are receiving these healthy food items to feed their families. Upon graduation from George Fox University, I plan to further my education and become a nurse practitioner. Diet is one aspect of wholistic health sometimes overlooked in the medical field with all the new technology coming out. A plant based diet is one of the most important aspects of preventative health and I love getting the opportunity help these families and bring the whole community closer together.”
We are so glad to have Julie on our team this summer, and it wouldn’t be the same without her! Emma Bloomquist, our third intern, helped give me information for the No-Till Farming blog post. Check that out to learn a bit about how she’s helped out this summer!