Description:Put together, we have 4 years of farming experience, plus relevant experience gardening, commercial fishing, and working with food systems in other capacities.
Drew is from Portland, Oregon, and received a B.A. in Politics from Whitman College in 2017. Since then, he has worked in the campaign to organize workers at the Burgerville fast food chain for fair working conditions. In 2020 he shifted his focus to food systems and began working as a Youth Program Educator at Zenger Farms. He has worked on 3 different farms as an intern, youth mentor, and farmhand, including Foodwaves Farm, Working Theory Farm, and currently is an apprentice through Rogue Farm Corps at Quackenbush Farm in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Gabe is originally from Mercer Island, Washington, and also attended Whitman College, graduating in 2018 in Anthropology (minor in Spanish). During college, Gabe worked as a deckhand on commercial fishing vessels in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and he has completed 6 years fishing on the F/V Questar (Peter Pan), Marion Ruth (Leader Creek), and most recently four years on the Roed Warrior (Silver Bay), as Deck Boss in 2021. Since fishing has had such an impact on his life, Gabe is quite passionate about improving the way that our food systems impact the earth, its ecosystems, and the people that inhabit it, focusing on empowering and uplifting indigenous foodways in the Pacific Northwest. He currently works as an Oral History/NAGPRA technician for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, has a large garden, and helps out with the Community garden at Nixyaawii.
Miya is from North Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Whitman College in Environmental Sociology in 2018. She is passionate about both wild places and healthy foodways, serving as a crew leader in Americore Conservation Core (ACE) in 2018. She found her way into a small farming community in Whatcom County, by first interning at Monkey Puzzle Farm in Van Zandt, and later working full time for Spring Time Farm in Everson, WA in 2020 and 2021. Miya injured her back while farming in 2021, since then is working as a Resource Navigator for Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, presently taking 3 months off of work to rebuild strength and confidence lost from being injured, by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with her sister.
Farm Business Type:
- Row Crop
Intended Farming Practices:
- Sustainable and Organic Practices