Pamela Ito, Director of Education:
I am pleased to introduce Maya Farestein-Weiss to our Apple Seed teaching team. Maya is a jovial, creative high school senior at the Institute for Collaborative Education. As a young child, Maya’s parents were members of a local Manhattan community garden, where she spent a great deal of time planting flowers, vegetables and herbs, as well as interacting with neighbors in the East Village. Prior to her Hort internship, Maya spent a summer living on and off a yellow school bus, where she visited and camped on Vermont farmlands. She investigated how food is grown, from the farm to plate– and its individual and societal meaning. We are so thrilled to have Maya “on board” and look forward living the motto of the Magic School Bus: Take chances, make mistakes and get messy!