Emma Arnesty-Good loves to eat vegetables, and as a by-product likes to be around most produce. She's starting her senior year at Tufts this fall as an American Studies major. She likes to talk about institutions and power in the United States--something she thinks is quite relevant to the current state of food access.
As someone who's had a complicated relationship with where she wants to be (she grew up in the heart of San Francisco, but spends most of her time on rivers as a river guide/kayaker), she finds the border between Boston's foodshed and the dense population of the city a comforting combination.
Emma first learned of gleaning in an environmental English class that Duck came to visit last fall. Emma asked a lot of questions, which turned into one: "Can I intern for BAG?" It turns out that being bothersome gets you some places.
Emma is proving a very helpful intern thus far, lending a hand in the fields on weekends and doing some research projects, which include farm and agency mapping, as well as a food distribution analysis. She is very excited to be part of the team, and we are so glad to have her!
Boston Area Gleaners
91 Martin Street
Acton, MA 01720