Agriculture and Range Ecology
Delaney Farm Co-Manager, Denver Urban Gardens, May 1997-May 1999
In this position, I managed all aspects of a small organic farm including planting, harvesting, weeding, pest management, managing interns and volunteers, and coordinating sales. I led on-farm courses on composting, organic gardening and organic pest management.
Ranch Hand, Howe Ranch, Northwest Colorado, May-August 2006
In this position, I gained practical and hands-on experience regarding daily ranch work. I assisted with all ranch duties including moving cows, fixing fence, irrigating, treating weeds, and helping with branding and all other ranch activities. I also helped to set up a research project monitoring the effectiveness of chemical treatment of the biennial weed hounds-tounge (Cynoglossum officianale).
Willing Workers on Organic Farms Volunteer, 1999 (125 hours)
Haystack Goat Farm Volunteer, 2003 (28 hours)
Urban Gardener, 2001-2005 (110 hours)
Baseline and Monitor Plan for Larimer County Open Space, Chimney Hollow, Fall 2006 (50 hours)
Rare Plant & Restoration Field Sampling Assistant, 2006-2008 (20 hours)
Sustainable Rangeland Roundtable, 2007-2009 (30 hours)
Board Member of Calypso Farm & Ecology Center, 2011-2012 (60 hours)