A big welcome to Abigail Lazarowski, the 2014 Community Gardening Leadership Training apprentice in the Westgarden!
“I have been working the soil ever since I was little when I used to help my Dad in our family’s vegetable garden. We planted seeds together, harvested basil and waited all summer for the Vermont sun to ripen our tomatoes. I’ve been a cultivator of the soil and a lover of good food ever since. Throughout college I spent a lot of my time working with youth and leading community arts projects but within the past few years I’ve felt drawn back to the land and have begun working on small organic vegetable farms in the Northeast. This season I was looking to deepen my experience with sustainable agriculture and learn more about how the growing and sharing of food can really serve a community. This exploration drew me all the way out here to Pacific Northwest and I feel so grateful to have landed in such a beautiful place.”