Meet Katy Hunter – the new program administrator at The Seed Farm. She comes to us with an extensive agricultural background, including working for a CSA.
Check out this Q & A with Katy!
How long have you been working for The Seed Farm?
I joined Farmer Brad and Farmer Neil on The Seed Farm team in February. The first seeds of the season have been started, so now we get to hold our meetings in the warm, sunny greenhouse—one of the many perks of working on a farm!
What were you doing before working for The Seed Farm?
Before starting with The Seed Farm, I was co-running Hunter Hill CSA – a Community Supported Agriculture farm in Easton, PA, with my partner. I was also growing lots of flowers for CSA members and a local florist.
What does your job entail?
My job includes taking care of the office, accounting, and communication responsibilities for the farm, developing training and educational opportunities for the incubator farmers and community-at-large, working closely with the farmers to make sure they are fully supported and have everything they need to keep the farm running smoothly, being in conversation with other program leaders at Community Action to explore collaborations, and I’m sure lots of additional bits I am still learning about.
What is your favorite part about your job?
Growing food plants is empowering. It’s miraculous! It can be so desperately hard and beyond our control sometimes, which reminds me I am human, a living animal subject to the forces of this earth. My favorite part of my job is seeing people succeed in growing food!
What do you like to do when you are not at work?
I love laying on the couch and reading books with my kid, watching insects do their thing outside, learning about and growing native plants of this region, visiting the Bushkill and Delaware, cooking with locally grown foods, petting cats, taking walks with friends, and if I can manage to mend worn clothing that always makes me feel extra contented.
What is your life motto?