With the start of Arcadia Farm Camp just a few weeks away, we’re really starting to look forward to working with the great crew we’ve assembled. Matthew is one of three camp counselors who will be learning, playing and working with our young farmers this summer – learn more about him below.
Why are you excited to work at Arcadia Farm Camp this summer?
I’m excited to be outside and getting my hands dirty while teaching about food. I love the moment when young kids make a connection or realization that they hadn’t thought of before and understand a new part of the world around them. I’m eager to help campers make those great discoveries.
Tell us about your previous experience with garden or farm-based education.
This past fall I spent three months teaching students in Maine about hands-on ecology, including gardening. I have also had many experiences teaching adults and students about sustainability and connecting large-scale global issues with the food we put on our plate.
What’s your favorite vegetable?
Asparagus. Fresh, local asparagus roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper until tender and crisp.