Testimonials

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AmeriCorps VISTA: Sarah Newman

Name: Sarah Newman Organization: Seedleaf Position: AmeriCorps VISTA Sarah's main responsibility for Seedlead is to build capacity as their Volunteer Coordinator. She has also been working on resource development, recently finishing a calendar that will help the... read more

AmeriCorps VISTA: Hannah Smith

Name: Hannah Smith Organization: The Plantory Position: Americorps VISTA Hannah is an AmeriCorps VISTA with The Plantory. Her main projects during her service year have been planning the Weinberg Humanitarian Awards banquet and building capacity through... read more

Volunteers of America: Dana Schneider-Kovak

Name: Dana Schneider-Kovak Organization: Volunteers of America Dana works with homeless veterans to help them find homes and gainful employment in the city of Lexington. It feels like we have everything at our fingertips to help "Being here at The Plantory is really... read more

Seedleaf: Ryan Koch

Name: Ryan Koch Organization: Seedleaf Position: Director Ryan is the founder and director of Seedleaf, which exists to nourish communities by growing, cooking, sharing, and recycling food. They work together with other organizations at The Plantory, like Glean KY, to... read more

Glean Kentucky: Rachael Dupree

Name: Rachael Dupree Organization: Glean KY Position: Program Director Rachel started as a volunteer with Glean KY in 2011. At the time, she was working for a farming magazine and looking for ways to get involved in the community. She heard about Glean KY and started... read more

AmeriCorps VISTA: Nathan Sames

Name: Nathan Sames Organization: The Plantory Position: AmeriCorps VISTA Nathan is in charge of our Get on Board program, a training program that helps increase representation across nonprofit boards in the Lexington community. It's a really good community--we're... read more

TWEENS Coalition: Emily Dewitt

Name: Emily Dewitt Organization: TWEENS Coalition Position: Better Bites Coordinator Emily started as an intern with TWEENS in 2015. She now coordinates TWEENS' Better Bites program, working with community partners to help youth access fresh produce and develop a... read more