Introducing Better Farm Intern Natasha Pietila

Better Farm's latest arrival, Natasha Pietila, is a 22-year-old student at University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Originally from the Bay Area, this California girl is interested in all things green and sustainable; including organic small-scale farming and gardening, general farm management, alternative building, rainwater catchment, community outreach, outdoor survival and environmental public policy.

Good thing we've got her involved in our sustainability internship program for all of June and July.

Natasha's only been here since Friday and has already proven herself to be a powerhouse; bonding with the people at Better Farm, taking charge, getting the grounds in ship shape... she and Jaci have even established their first community outreach project: volunteering at the Redwood Historical Society this week.

Stay tuned for updates on Natasha's projects at Better Farm, the research she'll be sharing with the world, and the volunteer work she'll be providing for the Redwood area.

For more information about Better Farm's sustainability internships, click here.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.