Easton Farmers’ Market POP Club Coordinator, Jenna Galvin,
Returns With Easton Garden Works for Summer ’20
The strong relationship between the community and the environment is something that not even a pandemic can break. I am incredibly excited and proud to be back with Greater Easton Development Partnership, an organization that continues to enrich their local community through a sustainable, organic vision.
My first year and a half at college, I studied Environmental Studies at Pace University in Lower Manhattan. I interned with KES NYC, a sustainable fashion brand that offered me some experience and insight on how a New York-based sustainable brand operates. My time in the city introduced me to many grassroots organizations which truly inspired me and strengthened my connection with my urban community. In spring 2020, I took my studies to Kutztown University, where I am currently pursuing Art while I maintain a sustainability internship with Kutztown’s Aramark dining services.
My experience as POP Club coordinator in the summer of 2019 granted me the opportunity to educate children about local, organic produce, health, and the natural environment, through fun, interactive activities. Meanwhile, my time working with Easton Garden Works provided me with an illuminating position to not only learn about the true power of produce, but about nature’s powerful ability to transform the community.
Despite the temporary pause on Easton Farmers’ Market events due to COVID-19, this time has prompted us to reinvent the way we interact with our community. As I shift my efforts this season towards the Easton Garden Works’ operations, I will be posting a variety of at-home activities for children and families looking to have fun engaging with their outdoor environments, while emanating the spirit of the POP program. Along with children’s activities, we will be posting a range of at-home gardening tips and tricks, blog posts, videos, and updates on our Facebook, Instagram, and website. My passion for sustainability, environmentalism, the arts, and community engagement has brought me back to Greater Easton Development Partnership, ready to continue doing what I love for the community that I love.