Photography by: Kyle Gatlin


Please join us as we welcome Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s 2017 Summer Interns! As they work alongside Farm Manager Jesse and Asst. Farm Manager Jessica,  this team will spend ten weeks learning best growing practices and sharpening their skills at the farm on our downtown campus.  The Interns are a key piece of our success during peak season as they care for crops and help us maintain our excellent outdoor learning environment. We are so thankful for their time, energy and commitment this summer!


Emorie Star Roberts



Hailing from Nashua, New Hampshire, Emorie joins us as a rising senior at University of North Carolina at Asheville. Emorie previously participated in two Alternative Spring Break trips to Jones Valley Teaching Farm, first as a student participant and then as a trip leader. She will graduate with a degree in Environmental Science with a focus in Food and Agriculture. Upon graduation, she is considering joining the AmeriCorps program and taking on a role similar to the the roles that Teaching Farm Fellows have at Jones Valley Teaching Farm.


Favorite vegetable? Eggplant with garlic sauce.


Favorite farm tool? The pitchfork!


Madison Bell


Originally from Mississippi, Madison works as a Pediatric Nurse at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Madison is also working towards  a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Health Behavior at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Once she finishes her internship with Jones Valley Teaching Farm, Madison will graduate with her her MPH in December and plans to work as a traveling nurse.


Favorite vegetable? Pan fried okra.


Favorite farm tool? Red harvesting knife.




Anella Lagarde


Originally from the Gulf Coast, Anella says she has a passion for organic farming and was particularly inspired after volunteering at  Jones Valley Teaching Farm several years ago. When she is not in the field this summer, Anella gives private music lessons to children and offers carpentry lessons to individuals.  Once she finishes the internship, Anella’s goal is to work more formally in local, organic food production.


Favorite Vegetable? Fried eggplant.


Favorite farm tool? The wheel hoe.


Leave a Reply