Education & Community Engagement Coordinator
Arielle learned of the crucial role local food systems play in promoting food sovereignty during her time as a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focused on community-based systems of supporting and feeding those in need. She is a passionate educator who believes in the power of hands-on learning to connect individuals of all ages and backgrounds to the natural world. Across the planet, food has the power to unite people and bring them together in solidarity and fellowship. She joined Urban Harvest STL to be part of the movement to reclaim the power of accessible nutritious food from a commercial system that does not meet the needs of all. She grew up gardening with her family and in the past 5 years has re-committed to learning about organic food production in community networks here in St. Louis.
As the education coordinator at Urban Harvest STL, Arielle works with our youngest garden apprentices at Flance Early Learning Center as well as providing support for our expanding internship program. In her community outreach role, she is excited to promote Urban Harvest STL’s vision of sustainable urban agriculture to St. Louis residents to build a truly resilient and inclusive movement for food justice. It begins with each of us in community; everyone has a role in helping to grow a greener future.