Garden Assistant, The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm
Dave began his interest in food, cooking and educational gardening at a summer camp in Putnam Valley NY. This experience led him on to find and graduate from Sterling college, located in the Northeast kingdom of Vermont, where he self designed in Integrated Community Food Systems. Here he was able to hone in on his interest in education around cultivating spaces where practical skills of cooking, growing food and community are developed. He also has experience in baking wood fired oven bread and baked goods at a small bakery and farm in Pennsylvania. After spending a year back in Pennsylvania working as a baker, he was eager to get back into agriculture up in Vermont where he spent 2 1/2 years as a garden manager at Heartbeet Lifesharing.