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Surviving Hard Times

Nov 16, 2022

Today we sit down with Emma Torbert to discuss her distinctive approach to sustainable farming practices. Emma is the Market Garden Manager and Educator for the Student Farm at UC Davis. Started in 2020, the Student Farm is a nine-acre mixed vegetable farm and adjacent hedgerow that familiarizes UC Davis students with agriculture and teaches them how to grow organic crops. 

With a passion for community-supported agriculture, Emma is a foundational part of the UC Davis community. Using her position in this program, Emma facilitates experiential learning for students across all majors… 

Join the podcast now to learn more about:

  • What a market garden is. 
  • The challenges that can arise in the Student Farm program. 
  • How sustainability plays a role in Emma’s work. 
  • The importance of providing students with hands-on learning experiences.

Farming is a valuable skill that can be challenging to learn without the proper resources. Fortunately, experts like Emma are passing this knowledge on to people from varying walks of life so that they can participate in this essential part of sustainability!

You can find out more about Emma and her work with the Student Farm by clicking here!

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