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The Real Dirt on On-Farm Educators: Mary

This post is part of our series "The Real Dirt on On-Farm Educators" which was created by Lauren, our Duffy Community Partnerships intern from Beloit College, to help the world get to know our amazing team of On-Farm Educators a little bit better. Next up we have Mary - read on to learn more about her!

How long have you worked at Angelic Organics?

Since Spring 2013

What experiences inform your work at the Learning Center?

Homeschooling my children - every year we planted a garden and my own children were very interested in science. Working with Burpee Museum of Natural History, as I taught numerous workshops on a variety of subjects (bees and wasps, plants, prairie life, water ecology, etc.)

What classes do you teach?

Mostly younger students and school groups

What is one interesting fact about you?

I used to play the flute!

What's your favorite thing to grow and/or eat?

My favorite things to grow are beans and swiss chard.

What's your favorite farm animal?  

Goats!

What has been your most rewarding teaching experience at the farm?  

Working with a group of high risk teenage boys from Chicago!

 

You're likely to run into Mary leading one of our family programs. Head over to our events page to learn more about opportunities to have fun on the farm with your family!