We’re excited to have Jade join the Groundswell team as the new Marketing & Communications Intern! We asked him a few questions to learn more about him:

What brought you to the Fingerlakes? 
I’ve lived basically my whole life in Nashville, TN. It’s a little warmer there. But there’s certain experiences you can only get from moving away from home (like meeting your neighbors by pushing their car out of the snow). The Industrial & Labor Relations program at Cornell was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. The gorgeous scenery and amazing people here are what make it an adventure worth taking.

How did you begin working in agriculture?
Going out to the incubator farm and pulling leeks up out of dirt and snow last year was my first farm work, ever. There’s something special about seeing where food comes from; it fills you with warmth and gratitude to know that the land and human hands worked together to grow something.

Favorite veggie and why?
Beets! I love them cooked in a curry or raw with humus. The purple juice staining everything makes them yummy art.

Welcome to the Team, Jade!