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Notes from the Field: Welcome Christine Landis!

26 February

IMG_0747Welcome Christine Landis: Our New Program Assistant

Hi There! I’m Christine Landis, the new Program Assistant at Live Earth Farm Discovery Program. I will be helping Peter maintain our beautiful garden and demonstration fields. You will also see me around the farm facilitating tours and helping with the various education activities. I’m very excited for the opportunity to work with such an amazing organization and something so close to my heart.

I have always been in love with food and nature. Being born and raised in Maine was the root of that affection. My appreciation for agriculture continued to grow while creating memories on my grandparents’ dairy farm. After moving to California to attend UCSC, I noticed my experience with the natural world was not as common as I thought. I became aware of the disconnect so many people had with the environment and their food systems. After graduating with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, I rediscovered my passion for agriculture while interning at a local farm in Santa Cruz. I was invigorated with the desire to pass on the message about healthy, organic food. I feel local sustainable agriculture can lead not only to the preservation of our environment, but it can cultivate community and nourish our body and soul. I’m beyond thrilled to have found the Discovery Program where I will continue to pass on this message, as well as create excitement and awareness about the amazing food shed we live in.