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Evan Dubchansky ’14 – Dickinson Faculty Natural Farm

Learn all about how the Faculty Farm cultivated Evan’s love of meals and what led him to pursue a Grasp of Social Work.

Evan Dubchansky graduated from Dickinson again in 2014 majoring in Psychology and Faith. Earlier than coming to Dickinson, Evan grew up in Los Angeles the place he developed a love of meals and explored this curiosity by working in several kitchens. At Dickinson, through Matt and Jenn’s “Politics, Manufacturing, and Pleasure of Meals,” Evan gained a larger appreciation and extra full understanding of the US meals system whereas additionally deepening his connection to the native meals system. Exterior of the classroom, Evan grew to like the Faculty Farm. “I fell in love with its magnificence, the function it performed within the Dickinson and area people, and the creativity and ingenuity that the staff dropped at the work. “ Evan labored as a pupil farmer for 4 semesters all through his time at Dickinson.

Certainly one of Evan’s most memorable moments on the Faculty Farm occurred one spring whereas working as a pupil farmer. Matt and Jenn needed to depart for an essential occasion the identical time a calf was attributable to be born. They left Evan and his co-workers with detailed instructions of the way to assist the cow in addition to the vet’s quantity. Whereas reflecting again on this memorable occasion, Evan says “I’ll always remember the best way they trusted us and leaned into the inter-reliant and supportive relationships they’ve cultivated with their neighbors and neighborhood members.”

One other essential portion of Evan’s time as a pupil farmer was choosing up compost from the eating corridor and an area grocery retailer within the mornings. This expertise closely influenced the best way he views meals waste. “The scope of our nation’s meals waste is very large and inextricably linked to the prevalence of starvation. Meals justice and environmentalism have remained pillars of my life, and I search for inventive neighborhood options to advertise entry to contemporary and wholesome meals and to cut back meals waste (I typically educate buyers on the farmers’ market about what they’ll do with seconds!) “

Evan as a student farmer managing the farm stand. He is selling farm produce, mostly greens, to two people on Britton Plaza

As a pupil farmer, Evan additionally labored on the farm’s pizza on the plaza occasions which enabled him to get a job proper after Dickinson. He labored as a line prepare dinner at a restaurant in Seattle and ran a meal program for individuals experiencing homelessness. A 12 months later, he left to begin working at a disaster respite program for individuals recognized with persistent psychological sickness. Working with a multidisciplinary staff on this place impressed Evan to pursue a Masters diploma. In 2016 he moved again to Pennsylvania to begin a Masters in Social Work. Since finishing this program, Evan has labored in authorized non-profits, including to the providers they offered and advocating for simply outcomes for purchasers.

At the moment, Evan is in Philadelphia working with a non-profit that gives civil authorized providers for individuals experiencing homelessness. On the weekends, Evan stays linked to the native meals system by working with Three Springs Fruit Farm (a connection he made again in Matt and Jenn’s class!). In his free time, Evan additionally has an lively ceramics observe and loves creating new purposeful ware. You will discover his work on Instagram @e.dubchansky and make sure to let him know if you need to commerce for or buy any of his creations.

Within the close to future, Evan hopes to get a medical licensure as social employee “I’m excited to proceed working as a valued member of a multidisciplinary staff and to assume critically and  creatively about how we are able to reply collectively and communally to some very complicated points.”



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