Audrey Tehan was hired to direct the Seed to Table program in Sisters, OR in September 2013. Audrey was born and raised in Sisters and comes from a family of ranchers and farmers. Growing food using practices that sustain both our natural resources and our community have always been an important aspect of Audrey's life. After high school she worked on multiple organic farms in the US and abroad. She graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Environmental Studies, focusing on Politics and Conservation Biology.
Inolving kids in education beyond the classroom has also been at the forefront of Audrey's focus as she has worked with kids and adults in experiential education for the past 5 years. Audrey's studies and farming experiences reinforced her belief that being involved in growing food can be a pathway to living long, healthy lives and connecting with those around us. Audrey is passionate about the Sisters community, and has had a life long aspiration to start a Seed to Table Program in Sisters. She is excited to be serving her community in this way, and looks forward to connecting with you across a row of veggies in the garden!
Seed to Table is incredibly grateful to have crossed paths with Cailyn and her loyal companion, Rio (a rottweiler mix of sorts).
Cailyn came to the Seed to Table Program from the opposite side of the country, East Hampton, where spent her time growing up. Upon leaving New York she made her way out to Prescott College in Arizona where she graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies. Within her degree she put an emphasis on natural history, ecology and botany. In addition she minored in place based education at Prescott College. Cailyn is a plant enthusiast and brings a lot of knowledge on native species and ecology. She has worked with people of all ages on farms and in the wilderness in an attempt to bring them closer to the land, to their food, and ultimately to themselves. Her favorite plant is Yarrow, which is a high desert favorite. Cailyn has dedicated the past 10 years to learning as much as she can about botany and educating students about preserving our environment. For two years she worked as a farmhand at the Food Pantry Farm in New York. At this farm she was a critical component to the farms daily operations of getting food into their local food pantry.
Cailyn is an avid adventurer with a great sense of humor and adds a lot of fun and experience to our daily farm crew. Her enthusiasm towards the farm and her natural ability to teach has become a foundation for the farm. Thanks for all of your amazing work Cailyn! Make sure to thank Cailyn for your amazing selection, quality and abundance in your share each week.