SAC/YEC with Round the Bend Farm
My name is Laurel Branco and I was raised in Westport, Massachusetts. I’m a recent college graduate from Franklin Pierce University with a BS in Public Health; a minor in Environmental Studies; and a Certificate of Sustainability. I absolutely love to hike, garden, swim in the ocean and cook up fresh local food! My past two summers were spent working and living on a farm on Martha’s Vineyard, growing vegetables, bunching flowers and selling produce at the farmer’s market. This work, along with my education, ignited my passion for living sustainably and connecting to the community through nutritious food. My lifelong goal is to play a role in mitigating climate change and food insecurity through practicing sustainable farming and education. This vision prompted me to host the first farmer’s market/sustainability fair at my university, bringing together local farmers and college students, with the hope of spreading awareness that purchasing locally grown food can help slow climate change. I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of TerraCorps and Round the Bend farm in Dartmouth, MA as a Sustainable Agriculture/Youth Education Coordinator! I am thankful for this opportunity to continue learning and to be part of this movement toward good health and well-being for all! I feel fortunate to work toward this goal in the community that I am so connected to.