Chelsea Taxman (Education Coordinator)
Chelsea completed her Permaculture Design Certification with Lost Valley Education Center in Dexter, OR in 2010. After a couple of years in the Omaha area working with community groups like OmaHoop and Dance Your Prayers, Chelsea has gratefully accepted the position with Growing Cities to coordinate Truck Farm in its first year touring Omaha. She is excited to once again share her passions with the Omaha community: teaching healthy food choices, educating children, sustainable gardening, celebrating community and endless possibilities for creativity. Chelsea has been seen around town dancing, offering karma yoga and singing songs. She hopes to include these activities into Truck Farm, too.
Dan grew up planting vegetables in the backyard with his parents. He has worked on a variety of sustainable farms across the country as an environmental educator. He has spent time in various children museums and as a mentor for middle school students. Dan served as the Director of the Dartmouth Outdoor Orientation Program, which introduces over 1,100 students to Dartmouth annually through the outdoors. When he isn’t glued to the computer making movies, you’ll probably find him outdoors playing with his dog, running through the park, or tooling around in the garden.
Andrew grew up in Omaha afraid to try the tomatoes his Dad grew in the backyard. Fortunately, he has seen the light and developed an intense love and appreciation for locally grown food. Throughout college Andrew volunteered with children in a local elementary. He has also worked as a trainer with kids in the Elkhorn Soccer Club. Andrew is excited about inspiring children to try the same vegetables he used to refuse. When he isn’t working on Growing Cities or Truck Farm he is filming and taking photographs, playing music, watching his favorite soccer team lose, and engaging in the Omaha arts community.
Truck Farm Omaha is looking for responsible, passionate volunteers that support our mission this growing season. We hope to have volunteers with some experience working with children and sustainable agriculture.
Send an email with your background and your vision for involvement to Chelsea: truckfarmomaha(at)gmail.com
Learn more about Andrew and Dan’s movie, Growing Cities, on their website: http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com