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BECCA HART / BA, MA Candidate

AVOS COMMUNITY GARDEN ORGANIZER / email Becca

Becca comes to us as a graduate student at the University of Memphis in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science, but found herself straying away from policy with a desire to make a more tactile impact in a broken food system. She elected to first learn were food came from by spending several years working on organic farms around the country. Becca’s interest in counseling actually spurred from her passion for farming, and there she discovered a unique way to connect more deeply with others and nature, and to facilitate growth.

Most recently, she worked as a career advisor at Memphis College of Art, assisting students with their professional development. She sees strong parallels between agriculture, therapy, and human development. In her role as AOVS Community Garden Organizer, Becca is a member of the farm team and develops programming and curriculum to actively engage veterans in the farm, She hopes for the AOVS farm to be a meaningful and empowering space for the veterans and the community.