Hello! My name is Lili and I am so excited to be joining Urban Adamah as the Youth and Family Programs Educator. I first fell in love with farming as a student at UC Davis, where I stumbled upon the student farm community, and went on to study Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems. My time there, and on several farms since then, has led me to understand that there is a special sort of magic that happens when people connect while getting their hands dirty and planting seeds. My belief that everyone should have the opportunity to learn about where their food comes from, have access to healthy food, and thus empower themselves and their communities, prompted me to work for two years as a FoodCorps/Americorps service member, running a high school student farm in the Sierras one year and two urban gardens in Oakland elementary schools the next. When I’m not gardening… I’m probably still gardening somewhere else, geeking out about native plants and herbs, searching for a good dance floor, or in all other ways feelin’ alive while exploring the outdoors.