My name is Olivia Chadwick and I am a junior majoring in Nutrition here at North Carolina State University. I am the next Student Leader for Victory Garden Network. VG Net’s goal is to help students develop marketable skills while working on a civic engagement project. It’s a great opportunity for me to learn hands-on skills while leading and designing a home garden for a homeowner in Raleigh!
I grew up on an orchid farm in rural Powhatan, Virginia, and have been around flowers and plants my entire life. In my free time, my little brother and I would always play outside on our orchid farm of 16 acres. Coming from such humble beginnings, I have a huge appreciation for nature and the ecosystem around us. I have worked at a local herb and vegetable farm over the past two summers, and have learned the ropes on starting, maintaining, and running a sustainable farm. I am passionate about healthy eating and educating the local community on how simple it is to grow your own food!
This project means a lot to me and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help a Raleigh resident discover how rewarding a Victory Garden can be. From this experience I plan to learn how to manage a project from beginning-to-end while recruiting volunteers, developing a fundraising campaign, assembling garden materials, and managing social media to encourage interest while reflecting on my professional development.
I will be updating my support group over the course of the next five months. My big day to lead is Saturday, April 1, 2017, which is also Service Raleigh.
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NC State University ‘17