When Evan Kendall ’12 began at Dickinson, he didn’t even know that the Dickinson School Farm existed. After discovering the farm throughout freshman orientation, Evan grew to become an integral member of the farm workforce for the remainder of his time at Dickinson. Since commencement, Evan has used his basis in veggie farming and farm life to pursue a profession in agriculture, the culinary arts, and training.
After visiting the farm throughout freshman orientation, Evan jumped on board as a Weed n’ Feed volunteer and have become a pupil farmer within the spring of his freshman 12 months. Evan went above and past throughout his time as a pupil farmer by attending the Pennsylvania Affiliation for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) convention in 2009. This convention, and the 4 different PASA conferences that he attended in subsequent years, ignited Evan’s curiosity in agriculture as a profession. Evan built-in his Environmental Science main together with his work on the farm by performing an impartial research on the feasibility of humanure composting on the farm. So as to add to his pupil analysis repertoire, Evan additionally labored with farm supervisor Matt to develop the primary biogas digester on the farm. Though it now goes by the “dragon” moderately than the “burrito,” our biogas digester remains to be operating, and a number of other different college students have adopted in Evan’s intern footsteps to develop our biogas program.
Following commencement, Evan developed his curiosity in agriculture and value-added merchandise by means of an internship with frequent Farmers on the Sq. presence Keswick Creamery. Evan then moved north to North Mountain Pastures in Newport, PA, the place he received extra expertise with a various livestock farm. Whereas linking up some sausages, Evan determined to use to culinary college. He graduated from the New England Culinary Institute with a second B.A. in culinary arts in April of 2016. Evan continued to work because the manufacturing supervisor for Vermont Bean Crafters the place he was capable of make handy, accessible meals which might be scrumptious, nutritious, and responsibly sourced.
Evan remains to be in Burlington, VT. Since September 2019 he has been working as a paraeducator in an elementary college. He began instructing in kindergarten courses however transitioned to working with the 5th grade class this 12 months. He’s very excited to work with older college students and searching ahead to combine his environmental science and cooking expertise into his courses.
When he isn’t at work, Evan is both hanging out together with his superior cat named Lily or spending time open air – biking, operating, mountain climbing or snowboarding. For now, Evan shares his love of the outside together with his “camp folks” from Camp Wigwam in Waterford, ME. Evan brings out his culinary abilities in his residence kitchen. Evan serves up his creativity with numerous condiments, sauces, and pickles to make residence meals simple and thrilling to tug collectively on busy days.