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DAREN GARNER
Work Study: Urban Farmer

Daren is an engineering student at Saint Louis University. As a native of Saint Louis transitioning back from the military, Daren gained interest in urban farming because of the tranquil environment and a passion for learning to grow his own food and growing food for the community. These interests led to career goals of combining agriculture and engineering in the forms of irrigation techniques, hydroponics, and as a system for the sustainability of maximum production in a limited space. He has learned an abundance of knowledge in regards to farming in an urban setting through organic techniques from Urban Harvest STL, and has future plans of having his own personal backyard farm for his family and the community. Daren's other interest includes having adventures with his family and relaxing at home.