Student Interns Work in Food and Agriculture


Victoria Gravel ’24

Environmental Research, Earth and Oceanographic Research Primary, Francophone Research Minor.

Working with the Taunton Agricultural Fee, Taunton, MA.

“I’m serving to To promote Taunton’s farms, group gardens, and agriculture-associated companies by conducting farm website excursions and producing articles, interviews, and actuality sheets for The world people. I’m serving To place collectively a full native information to all meals- and farm-associated providers Inside The metropolis. The information will embrace everyfactor from farms to native meals pantries and supply providers to group gardens, blurbs about numerous meals safety assets out there to group members, And native agricultural historic previous.

“Amongst fullly different factors, the pandemic highlighted the systemic injustice of meals insafety and the immense privileges I used to be (and proceed to be) afforded as a Bowdoin scholar in regard to meals entry. The fact that An monumental Quantity of My very personal homemetropolis group members struggled to entry nourishing, enough meals for themselves and their households swiftly turned unacceptable to me. My time on campus final fall allowed me to domesticate my ever-rising ardour for environmentalism, earth science, and agriculture (among innumerable fullly different subjects—The Fantastic factor Regarding the liberal arts!). And the method fortunate I used to be to have the Bowdoin Pure Backyard proper in my yard over at 52 Harpswell! The infectious ardour, large expanses Of information, and seemingly countless assets out there to me at Bowdoin naturally dovetailed into this internship.”