Hello! My name is Erin Feeney and I am BAG’s Fall Intern. I come to the gleaners after having spent the past three years as an English teacher in Boston and abroad. During my time teaching ESOL to immigrants, I became profoundly aware of what little access many people have to whole, healthy foods as well as basic nutritional information. Since that time I have strived to gain more knowledge of nutrition, agriculture, and regional food systems so that I can in turn impart what I have learned to others.
Choosing to intern for Boston Area Gleaners was a no brainer as this opportunity brings together my interests in agriculture and resource management. I look forward to learning more about the running of a non-profit and, of course, being out at farms harvesting.
In the upcoming years, I hope to pursue a master’s degree in environmental science, or a related field. With this degree, I would like to have a part in creating sustainable communities where all residents play active and vital roles in their local food systems. Interning with BAG will give me knowledge and experience to undertake these goals. I look forward to the rest of my time this fall with the gleaners and hope to meet many of our volunteers on gleaning trips.