Friday, December 8, 2023

Kerstin Martin ’11 – Dickinson School Natural Farm


Kerstin Martin graduated from Dickinson in 2011 with an Environmental Science diploma. Kerstin first bought concerned with the farm by way of her Treehouse-mates and buddies within the ES Division. She shortly grew to become an everyday Weed N Feed volunteer and infrequently joined occasions on the farm. 

Although she didn’t work for the Dickinson farm, her participation in farm occasions and connections with the farm household closely influenced lots of her career-related selections. Following commencement, Kerstin continued pursuing a profession in meals techniques work, first at a residential highschool in California which had a backyard that equipped many of the kitchen’s produce, adopted by a manufacturing farm in Maine, and for the subsequent 9 years labored at Allegheny School’s campus backyard. There, she managed the campus backyard and taught college students about farming. 

Kerstin is at present in Meadville, PA (close to Eerie!). She manages the Meadville Market Home, an area meals market that’s been in operation since 1870. On prime of that, Kerstin’s additionally working her personal yogurt enterprise, Dodo Yogurt. Based in 2020, she makes use of milk sourced from her buddies’ grass-fed dairy farm. Make sure that to replenish on her merchandise on the 86 Acres Farm retailer in Saegertown, PA! As we speak, lots of her Dickinson buddies are nonetheless concerned in meals and farming. She describes them as a tremendous community to be part of each socially and professionally. 

Kerstin has a handful of favourite DCF reminiscences together with barn dances, bonfires, and her very first classes in harvesting and seed saving. Throughout her free time, she participates in local people work and enjoys gardening, biking, working, and cross-country snowboarding.


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