Ana Geltman is a Senior at South. She has been involved in the farm since the end of her freshman year following the footsteps of her older brother and his best friend. She has helped run the composting system for the past two years and is currently a student in the Sustainable Agriculture class at South In the class, she is a member of the PR and social media team, and is in charge of the #nshsfarm Instagram account. Her favorite vegetable grown on the farm is sorrel.
Dani: Dani has been president of the environmental club since she was a freshman. Now a senior, she’s working on projects to recycle more in the school and educating the student body about being more environmentally friendly. She also volunteers at Students for a Greener World, Newton’s townwide student environmental volunteer group. Though farming is not her forte, she’s excited to learn more about what nature has to offer through a different lens than what she’s used to. The fresh air in the middle of a school day is a plus. As a compost manager, she extends the work she does with environmental club to this class as well. Her favorite vegetable (unpopular opinion) is broccoli.
Grace is an avid farmer and advocates the practice of sustainable agriculture. She’s the official grantwriter and groveler-for-funds for the Sustainable Agriculture Project. As a sophomore, she’s still a relatively new member to the farm team, but her enthusiasm for the garden cannot be curbed. She loves the farm’s lustrous and freshly grown sorrel, basil, squash, and mustard greens.
Jack: "Jack is a senior at Newton South this year. He is new to the farm, having joined the Sustainable Agriculture class just this year. Jack has been involved in collecting waste from the compost bins located throughout the building. His favorite thing about the class is listening to everyone talk. He loves all the vegetables on the farm but if he had to pick a favorite, it would be carrots."