Congratulations to Jonathan—pictured with an enormous turnip—on being selected as a Garden Warrior. “Farmer Jon” (as you’ll hear students lovingly refer to him) is a senior at Marysville Getchell High School. He is an outstanding garden steward and the Getchell garden’s biggest proponent. Having worked in the garden for almost two years now, he takes complete ownership and actually says the garden is his and holds fellow students and volunteers to very high standards of respectful participation. He is there every week and comes on his own time to water and make sure “his strawberries” are watered. He has even started growing a bit of food at home.
Jon is excited and passionate about growing food and eating it and often reports back on his latest creations, such as homemade onion rings using the onions harvested at the garden. Farmer Jon loves volunteering at the garden and being able to work with his hands in the soil, knowing that he’s growing something. His favorite part is planting the seeds to start the process. Jon is hoping to learn more about farming and agriculture and would like to have his own farm one day.
Thank you Jon for all of your hard work and dedication!
Zsofia Pasztor is Farmer Frog’s founder and executive director.