Georgia Organics has some great summer interns and we want you to meet them!
We interviewed farm to school intern, Caitlyn Smith, to learn more about her interest in sustainable agriculture.
Why did you want to intern with Georgia Organics?
I have a strong interest in sustainable food systems. While in school at Kennesaw State University, I was involved with a student group creating a school permaculture garden and farmers market. We would host workshops at the garden for teachers and faculty but I felt that we needed to reach a younger audience. After attending my first Georgia Organics Conference and sitting in on a farm to school workshop it all kind of clicked in my head. I admire Georgia Organics a great deal and am very excited to be working with them.
What are you working on while interning at Georgia Organics?
I will be working on developing materials for the “Leaf it to Spinach” October Farm to School Month campaign as well as helping organize the Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit.
What is your spirit vegetable and why?
I would have to say a yam because people say I’m sweet and they are auburn colored like my hair. They can be starchy but usually sweet. And I yam what I yam.