We just wrapped-up the second week of our internship program, and we have a great team in the making! 9 wonderful interns will be working with Growing Food and Sustainability this summer. Meet 3 of our new interns below!
Sara (Youth Farm Intern)
Hey I’m Sara and I was born and raised in the Cross Plains/Middleton area. I currently attend UW La Crosse and will be starting my senior year this fall. I’m majoring in community health with a minor in nutrition. In my free time I enjoy hiking, biking or swimming. I also love concerts, especially outdoor ones in the summer. My favorite place to visit in the summer is Minocqua, WI with family and relatives. I love my two dogs and when I’m not out doing activities I love napping 🙂 My goal for this summer is to have a better understanding of sustainable agriculture, mainly focusing on learning how to manage and run a vegetable/fruit garden that includes CSA boxes. I’m also interested in composting and keeping food local.
Sam is from Annandale, MN and she is about to start her senior year at UW-Madison studying zoology. In her free time she loves to read, hang out with friends, travel, and be outside. Her goals for this summer are to learn more about sustainable farming and to hopefully to get kids as excited about the environment as she is!
Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Michelle is now a third year student at UW-Madison. There, she explored a variety of her interests, including geology, astronomy, and religious studies, but ultimately, she pursued a more focused passion for environmental sciences. Michelle spends her free time walking down the lakeshore path, eating Babcock chocolate peanut butter ice cream on the Terrace, and playing with puppies. This summer, she hopes to learn how to grow a sustainable garden of her own while cultivating excitement within the community to work toward a healthier future.