This is Annie, an AmeriCorps Garden Coordinator! Annie grew up in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine. She went to school in Orlando, Florida and was awakened to a new appreciation for the ecology of her home state after seeing how much her new city lack in terms of natural areas. Big city college life drew her into the environmental sector, focusing specifically on urban and sustainable development with agriculture. She got a job on her school’s urban farm and took advantage of studying abroad in the Pacific Island Nation of Samoa. After graduating with an English degree, Annie is so excited to connect her love of nature, food, and farming with education here in Montezuma County! Fun fact: Annie went white water rafting on the Nile River! Please help us in welcoming Annie to Montezuma County!