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Kristyn D. Achilich, Garden Program Coordinator


Kristyn returned to St. Michael’s, her alma mater, in 2015 to share her passion for experiential education, farming and food security as the Academic Program Coordinator for the Organic Garden and Permaculture Site. In this role, she supports students, faculty, and community members who utilize the Saint Michael’s Organic Garden and Permaculture Site for educational and research purposes and carries on the Edmundite tradition of social justice and service as it relates to food issues in our surrounding community. She serves as a resource for faculty as they plan their own lessons in the outdoor classroom, and models skills that students need to be proficient in ecological farming practices and individual and community food security. She is responsible for the overall management and design of the permaculture and garden sites in an effort to maximize the use of the garden for research, teaching and community-engaged learning on campus.  She also teaches courses in Food Systems, Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Studies on campus.


Contact Kristyn:


(802) 654-2730

The Center for Women & Gender, Rm 2



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