Lauren began work with Global Gardens as a VISTA volunteer in 2012, and was hired as our CSA Manager after her VISTA year.
Lauren received a B.S. in Environmental Plant Studies from Purdue University in 2006. Since graduating she spent a year wwoofing on an organic coffee farm in Honaunau, Hawaii. She then spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines working on marine conservation in a remote village. After completing her service with the Peace Corps she spent two years monitoring and restoring native plants with the Park Service and the Fish and wildlife service in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, on Molokai, on Oahu, and on the Island of Hawaii. She has also worked with Dow Agro-sciences as a protein analyst and spent 3 years working with USDA agricultural research service developing tools to study rust resistance in wheat.
Contact Lauren with questions about CSA!
Roscoe joined us in 2016 from his native South Carolina. He brings experience from two Peace Corps tours and other organic farms, as well as an impressive hammer-and-nails skill set and degrees in Engineering and Appropriate Technology. You'll find him at the farm keeping things in order, managing the irrigation, building new infrastructure, and teaching farmers how to grow mushrooms.