May 10, 2019

Culinary Gardener on LSSI!

Posted by: Cohen Carpenter

Culinary Gardener on LSSI!

LSSI welcomes its newest member to the team, Jessica Baxter, Culinary Gardener.

Chef Matt and Horticulturist Séamus were looking for someone to provide day-to-day support on both ends of the garden-kitchen connection and found that in Jessica.

Here's Jessica on her new role:

"I was thrilled to see the online job posting for the LSSI Culinary Gardener position! I immediately knew it was meant to be mine!

Professionally, I come from a predominately culinary background with a variety of experiences including restaurants, health food stores, teaching, and a certified organic farm. Personally, I have an innate love of nature and believe in the importance of conservation and preservation. There's no place I would rather be than outside or in a kitchen! I have lived in a lot of places but definitely consider the Southeast home. I really appreciate the rich culture - especially the food (!) - and the unique landscape.

I have been working with Séamus and Matt to help determine the best things to grow that make sense for the kitchen, come up with exciting ways to use them and help get it all ready for Matt and his team.
My first three weeks have been amazing! I've already seen so many cool critters AND I get to take a boat to work everyday! Best job ever!

And I must credit my amazing mother, Lois, for passing on all the pleasures of good food, gardening, birds, and bugs! Thanks, Mom! xoxo"

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