learn how nourishing food moves from seed to soil to table
SEED Instructors: Past & Present
Lena Friedman is one of this year's ('17-'18) SEED student educators. She is a member of the class of 2019, majoring in Environmental Science and Education, and became involved in the Dickinson farm both through classwork and as an education volunteer. Lena also teaches art, natural history, and a variety of other topics at an experiential education camp during the summer. In her free time, Lena enjoys hiking, crocheting, and reading science fiction.
Natalie Cassidy led SEED classes during the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016 and is returning, after a year abroad in South America, to teach classes during the current academic year ('17-'18). Natalie is a member of the class of 2018 and is a student in the Environmental Studies and Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Studies departments. Outside of class you can find Natalie trail running with friends, getting her hands dirty at the farm, in the kitchen thinking up new creations, or traveling! Natalie is excited to offer SEED classes in Spanish, a new addition to our curriculum this year.
Caryn Sennett led SEED classes during the fall of 2013 and was excited to be back for more fun for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015! Caryn is a senior student at Dickinson College. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and Spanish and particularly likes to paint in her free time. Caryn also loves to read, hike in the woods and bake bread. She first realized her love for farming and local food three years ago when she stepped onto the Dickinson College Farm! Some of Caryn’s favorite activities at the farm include harvesting tomatoes, washing chicken eggs and running around with Bella the farm dog. Caryn is really looking forward to setting out on a new adventure with SEED students this fall to learn more about how our food is grown and how to care for the earth.
Elena Capaldi led SEED in the Spring of 2014 while she was a senior at Dickinson College. She majored in Environmental Studies and graduated this past May (2014). Elena first got immersed in agriculture when she worked at Diakon Wilderness Greenhouse in Boiling Springs. She enjoyed harvesting tomatoes, peppers, and herbs all summer and fostering a love of outdoor gardening work with others.
Heather Livingston founded SEED and led classes during the 2012-2013 school year. Heather graduated in 2013 with an Environmental Studies degree from Dickinson College. Heather was a student farmer and also developed the first year of the farm-based curriculum for children, under the guidance of farm manager Jenn Halpin. Heather hoped that by way of education, younger generations would understand the importance of organic and sustainable agriculture.