After almost a year with Groundwork San Diego, it’s time for me to say goodbye and move to my next big challenge. When I was originally tasked with building a farm on the east end of the property, I was overwhelmed by the opportunity and the support that the Groundwork staff afforded me. I will never forget the openness and kindness with which I was received, and how unstoppable the Groundwork team is in their mission to improve southeast San Diego.
As I move on to a new position as a browse horticulturalist at the San Diego Zoo, I appreciate that Groundwork took a chance on me, and became the springboard from which I could launch into my chosen career. I’ll miss working at the farm site (and will be checking on it regularly) and I have the utmost faith that the project we started will continue on, and ultimately serve the Chollas Creek area with education, nutrition and urban agriculture.
A final big “Thank You” to everyone I’ve met during my time here, and a piece of advice:
When you start getting discouraged and question whether or not you’re making a difference, take a moment to step back and look at all you’ve accomplished. Chances are you’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come.
– Farmer Adam Graves