Sierra Star interviews organic garden volunteer and geo major Anderson '12

The Sierra Star of Oakhurst, Calif., interviews geology major Brigit Anderson ’12 for a story about how international volunteer networks help support farming and garden operations like the Three Springs Flower Garden. Anderson, of Redding, Conn., connected with Three Springs through the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, which allows people interested in organic gardening to have a hands-on farming experience in exchange for room and board. Anderson, who has used WWOOF for garden travel in Montana and Kansas, tells the paper that she “really wanted to explore my country and get back to the earth” during her summer vacation. She’s also hopes to use her experience for her geology senior thesis, in which she’ll study the impacts of climate change on high-altitude agriculture practices such as Three Springs. View story from the Sierra Star, July 29, 2010.