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03/2018 – Present                                  Petee's Cafe                                               Brooklyn,NY
Head Horticulturist/Landscaper

  • Assemble plants, flowers and veggies for the cafe
  • Conducts large plant, flower and soil orders
  • Set up a simple composting system for food scraps 
  • Teaches staff how to care for plants and the art of watering
  • Grows greens in the backyard for kictchen staff to harvest from

07/2017 – 10/2018                                  Plant Intellgence Farm                               Mendocino,CA 
Farm Crew Member

  • Planted, harvested and trimmed cannabis plants
  • Learned about the buisness of seed crossing cannabis stains
  • Learned about the economics of cannabis industry


01/2017 – 03/2017                                  Grace Farms                                                    Hawi,HI
Farm Crew Member

  • Participated in “Harvest Fridays”; assisted head farmer in processing and preparing vegetables for weekend farmers markets
  • Transplanted starts into raised beds
  • Weeded all raised beds

11/2016 – 03/2017                                  The Winter’s Greenhouse                             Kohala,HI
Greenhouse & Orchard Manager

  • Seeded/transplanted all greenhouse plants/flowers/vegetables crops.
  • Watered greenhouse 2 times a day
  • Harvested worm casting on weekly basis
  • Created raised beds for greenhouse transplants
  • Maintained/Harvested/Weeded all orchard crops such as: coconuts, breadfruit, soursop, papayas, bananas, cocoyams, taro, cassasva and citrus fruits.

 10/2016 – 03/2017                              Amala Foundation                                               Kohala,HI
Assistant Farm Manager/Landscaping Crew Member

  • Participated and helped lead crew in landscaping/permaculture/agroforestry projects on community work days
  • Assisted visitors in living sustainably off the grid
  • Participated in preparing community meals
  • Seeded and transplanted flowers and vegetables for community gardens

08/2016 – 10/2016      Hawaiian Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIPAG)                         Kohala,HI
Farm Intern

  • 25-30 hours a week of farm work including: planting, harvesting, processing, garden & orchard maintenance, nursery management, compost & humanure systems, bee keeping/honey processing, dairy operation and farmers markets.
  • Weekly classes exploring topics such as: youth empowerment, agriculture education, community living, permaculture/indigenous farm practices, organic gardening, natural farming, plant identification and ethnobotany.
  • Studied tropical crops/agriculture practices

01/2016-08/2016                                  Healthway Farms                                        Highland, NY
Farm Apprenticeship/Greenhouse Manager

  • Planted/Transplanted herbal plants in the greenhouse
  • Prepared herb plants for farmer’s market
  • Kept inventory for the herbal greenhouse and all high tunnels updated on a weekly basis
  • Watered and weeded all crops/potted plants
  • Crafted CSA emails/kept CSA email list updated
  • Instructed new hires on how to plant/transplant/water and care for herbs plants and outdoor crops

09/2014-06/2015                         Waldorf School of Garden City                      Garden City, NY
Teacher’s Assistant

  • Supported head teacher in creating a warm classroom environment  where students can grow emotionally, mentally and physically
  • Communicated efficiently with students and parents
  • Maintained order of students when head teacher is absent
  • Observations were utilized for child growth and development
  • Created gardens with students and facilitated nature based art making


Activities:

Global Peace Initiative of Women, Participant  (05/2018- Present)

  • was asked to Particpant in the "Building a Regional Coalition Around Safe Food, Clean Water and Connection to the Land" conference/retreat

Earth Arts Center, Meditation Facilitator (05/2018- Present)

  • Facilitates grounding earth based meditations every week for the "Thursday Wellness" event

Harlem Grown, Intern (03/2018-05/2018)

  • Participated in the Farm Education Internshp
  •  Learned about farm education tours 
  • Gained skill and insight in educating all ages

Stanford University, Guest Teacher/Speaker (10/2017)

  • Guest speaker for the class "Liberation through the Land" 

Kohala Aina Music Festival, Head of  Hawaiian Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP AG) information booth (11/2016)

  • Created the HIP AG information booth
  •  Assisted funders/donations
  • Spoke on behalf of HIP AG

Jesup Memorial Library, “Bring Your Child to the Library” Day (04/2014)

  •  Assisted children in an art making session

Cooper Union Saturday Program, Sculpture Student (10/2011-06/2012)

  • Participated in hands on studio work.

Vanguard High School, Teacher’s Assistant (09/2011-06/2013)

  • Assisted with the preparation of lesson plan’s and test grading.

Kid’s sleepover at the Rubin Museum (2011)

  • Stayed overnight at the Rubin Museum to escort and help kids in various art making projects
  • Taught lessons about Buddha and other Hindi/Buddhist gods/goddess

Family Day at the Rubin Museum (2010)

  • Helped children make incense cones
  • Helped children create mandala and understand what a mandala is


Skills

  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Knowledgeable of Final Cut Pro, MS PowerPoint and the Internet, Typing 30 wpm
  • Friendly, Energetic, Reliable and Flexible





References Available Upon Request