Washington Youth Garden has been around since 1971, and we are lucky enough to have had many amazing interns work with us over the years. To learn more about our past, we are launching a project, “Where Are They Now?” On a monthly basis, we will try to reach some of those interns who have made a lasting mark on WYG and see what they are up to!
Meet Andrew Plotsky. Since his internship with WYG in 2010, he’s gone on to do some awesome things. Here he is:
I Just bought a farm in central Vermont, where my partner and I will grow diversified vegetables and raise merino sheep for fiber and meat, among other things. I’m founder and principal of Farmrun, an agrarian creative studio. After my internship at WYG, I moved to western Washington state, where I worked as a Meatsmith for 3 years and towards the end of that stint, started Stitchdown Farm (which mas migrated with us to VT and will be the enterprise on this here new land), which we operated for 2 years before relocating here.
WYG played a central role in allowing me to concurrently develop my interest in growing / educating / creatively producing. I was given the opportunity to write for the blog and design collateral for events etc… alongside working in the classroom and garden - the combination of said activities were the albeit nascent but unavoidably profound foundation to the business that I’ve created with which I now provide creative services to the underserved community of innovative and sustainable agrarians.
Check out Andrew’s studio, Farmrun: http://farmrun.com/
Stay tuned to this project, there will be more interesting stories coming up soon. Thanks Andrew!