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Alumni Highlight-Abby Jenkins – Dickinson Faculty Natural Farm

Abby Jenkins graduated 2017 with a serious in English. She was a pupil farmer ranging from the second half of my sophomore yr all through my senior yr. She additionally labored on the farm full-time for 2 summers! Her sophomore yr she simply felt compelled to get outdoors and volunteer extra on the farm. This system appeared actually superb and as soon as she went, she by no means left! Abby appears to be like again on her time on the farm fondly, her favourite exercise was moving sheep! She liked working with the animals so attending to see the thrill on their faces once they opened up a contemporary new discipline was so rewarding. 

Since commencement she has carried out quite a lot of various things! She has run a farm camp and had a extra company job as a coordinator for a biotech firm, and some different issues in between! Now, she lives in Maine with my husband, a fellow Dickinson alum, and so they simply began a small-scale micro-farm and native plant nursery, Whaleback Nursery.  Ever since she acquired into farming on the faculty farm, she by no means actually needed to do the rest. Abby is so glad to have discovered that zeal throughout her time at Dickinson. For her, working and rising your personal meals has been probably the most purposeful and rewarding issues she’s ever carried out! It by no means will get outdated. The native meals group can also be extraordinarily robust and welcoming wherever you go. Abby maintained loads of her expertise/relationships along with her fellow farmers and has solely met increasingly like-minded people.  

Abby hopefully is beginning her final profession proper now! Beginning a local plant nursery and small farm has been a dream of theirs for some time, and so they’re very lucky sufficient to have the ability to begin. They hope to someday to be greater than only a place to purchase produce/crops however a spot for group occasions, farm events, and extra! Together with their rising enterprise in addition they have a canine, Dewey, two cats, Emmett & Bear, and 23 chickens! They like to prepare dinner and play final frisbee at native pickup video games.  



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