Intern Profile: Sarah Slemons

Food Systems Intern | Local Education Coordinator10672287_10152326982682327_2430888906520136291_n

Sarah is our Service Learning Intern. Instead of going straight to college, she took a year off in 2008 and went to Costa Rica through SCORE International Missions. There, she led groups on service projects, expanded her Spanish skills and studied scripture in Bible classes. Her passion for sustainable agriculture did not start here, however, but rather began with her participation in competitive horseback riding at age 12 and with her veterinary dad. After her year in Costa Rica, Sarah attended Ohio State University in 2009. There, she expanded her passion for sustainable agriculture by taking many classes related to sustainable food practices, sta
rting to garden, and obtaining an internship with Local Matters a group working to transform the food system in Central Ohio. This sparked her interest in seed saving, composting and the relationship the two have on cutting the cost of gardening.

Graduating in 2013 with a degree in International Development and International Developmental Economics, Sarah worked for a short time before deciding to fulfill her call to international missions specializing in sustainable agriculture. She would like to use the knowledge from World Hunger Relief to not only benefit herself, but also benefit the communities she will partner with. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, show him how to catch a fish and you feed him for a lifetime. I want to work alongside the impoverished to help improve their quality of life…to aid in filling people with both physical and spiritual food.”

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