What made you want to volunteer at Finca Tres Robles?
I found out about Finca while I was searching for a way to get involved while home from college for the summer. Once I learned how close Finca was, I knew I had to reach out. As an environmental science student, Finca’s commitment to sustainability and serving the community only further motivated me to get involved!
What would you say is the most fulfilling aspect?
The most fulfilling aspect of volunteering at Finca is being able to engage with all the people who work on or visit the farm. Through these interactions it is apparent that everyone who works on the farm cares about how agriculture impacts the earth and how agriculture can be used as a tool to promote equity within our food system.
What does community mean to you?
Community is the idea that we are all living and working as a collective to ensure everyone’s needs are met.
What do you like to do when you’re not at the farm?
When I’m not at the farm, I study Environmental science and Spanish at the University of Arkansas. In my free time, I enjoy playing lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, and hiking.
What are your favorite Finca vegetables/fruits?
I tried my first fresh fig at Finca, and it has now become one of my favorite fruits!