Slow Food East End has a new Edible School Garden Coordinator, Marguerite Nesteruk, who will be replacing Peter Priolo. She will begin work immediately helping school gardens prepare for the growing season. She will join KK Haspell and Jeff Negron who are continuing the work they started last spring. Slow Food East End’s three School Garden Coordinators provide teachers and students on the East End with technical and practical advice.
“Working hands-on with nature is a priority of mine,”says Marguerite, “along with being committed to furthering the value of environmental awareness.”
Marguerite is a graduate of Pace University and Parsons School of Design. She has taken courses on creating and sustaining school gardens and on permaculture design. Most recently she worked as a naturalist at Avalon Park and Preserve in Stony Brook. She has also trained and mentored new employees at Ambassadors of the Environment in California. While there she managed and maintained gardens and garden projects. Marguerite has traveled widely (backpacking all the way) and has worked as a volunteer with several farming and environmental centers.
Slow Food East End’s Master Farmer program is made possible through the generosity of the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation