Hi there, I’m Grace Chollar-Webb, the new Education Program Coordinator for the LEF Discovery Program… and I’m very happy to be here. I am working closely with Jessica Ridgeway, LEFDP’s director, as well as Farmer Tom, to learn the ropes and help orchestrate the myriad educational activities here on the farm. The most astounding thing about Live Earth Farm is feeling like it is my home after only a brief month of working here. This could have something to do with the fact that my childhood home is less than five miles down the road from my office, but I’m more certain it has to do with the warmth and kindness that exudes from everyone I have had the pleasure of working with so far.

I guess you could say I’m a home-body. I graduated from UCSC a month ago with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Education. I have been passionate about environmental education my entire college career, but it wasn’t until I transferred from Cabrillo to UCSC as a junior that I discovered my deeper enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture. So in addition to my knowledge of the local community, I hope to bring a pair of fresh eyes and hands to the Discovery Program, and to the issues of accessible education and the realities of outdoor learning.

Hope to meet you next time you’re on the farm!