Clare Riesman - Staff

February 29, 2020


Clare is the assistant manager at the Alan Chadwick Garden. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she moved to Santa Cruz for college. Clare was a student here at UC Santa Cruz, as an undergraduate in Environmental Studies and later as an apprentice at the Center of Agroecology.

Now, working at the Chadwick Garden, Clare is in charge of basic garden tasks like irrigating, pruning, and clearing. She also supports interns and student workers, and assists in teaching Environmental Studies classes with Orin Martin and Katie Monsen, as well as Apprenticehip courses.

Clare loves being able to work in such a beautiful place and being able to make this beautiful space available to others. As assistant manager at the Chadwick Garden, Clare hopes to introduce people to a relationship with plants and nature, and connect learners with activities, resources, and the opportunities to engage with the land.

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