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Garden Orchard Assistant
Farm and Community Program
I started gardening as an adult, and love being able to grow fresh vegetables for my family. Learning the basics of canning and freezing my vegetables for use all year round has been very enjoyable. In addition to gardening work, I take pride in landscaping my yard. I have planted many trees, bushes, and flowers over the years, and I pick a new project to work on each summer.
As a proud member of the Santee Dakota Tribe of Santee, Nebraska, being more involved in the community and helping people learn how to grow their own fresh vegetables is very important to me because I know how expensive fresh produce can be. Bringing your own vegetables to the table is a great feeling, so I am looking forward to helping people learn about gardening.
When it’s not gardening season, I am also a full-time elementary teacher at Niobrara Public Schools. I love to travel, and have spent time in Germany, Austria, and Italy.