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“Quería ser más un amigo, no un maestro”. Así es como la ex becaria Meghan Pennock describió su experiencia trabajando con Huertas en 2018. Al igual que muchas oportunidades en la vida, la introducción de Meghan a Huertas llegó bastante por coincidencia. En una de las clases durante su primer año, otra ex pasante ingresó […]

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“I wanted to be more of a friend, not a teacher”. That is how former intern Meghan Pennock described her experience working with Huertas back in 2018. As do many opportunities in life, Meghan’s introduction to Huertas arrived rather coincidentally. In one of the classes during her freshman year, another former intern came in to […]

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Imaginen arriesgar su vida con la esperanza de poder lograr el Sueño Americano. Luego, al llegar, terminan trabajando doce horas al día, seis días a la semana, y con el temor constante de ser deportado y enviado de regreso al país del que decidieron partir. Tal es la vida de mi amigo, un trabajador de […]

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Imagine risking your life in hopes of being able to fulfill the American Dream. Then, upon your arrival, you end up working twelve hours a day, six days a week, and with the constant fear of being deported and sent back to the country you fled from in the first place. That is the life […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive upheaval all around the state of Vermont. Yet, what these difficult times have also shown us is the importance of local food systems in creating community resilience. We at Huertas strive to continue to support the farmworkers who build the backbone of our food system, but we wouldn’t be […]

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Meet Helaina! Helaina is a first-year food systems student at UVM and joins Huertas as our last field intern. Having grown up on a dairy farm in Upstate New York, Helaina brings a unique perspective and knowledge base to the team. Although she is still in her first-year of college, Helaina applied to Huertas after […]

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I was sure I’d made it to the farthest-flung corner of Northwestern Vermont. This is where Francisco lived. I was cycling down a dirt road that had turned to mud, at the foot of a forested mountain. The leaves that hadn’t yet fallen were red and orange. That fall morning my bicycle and I had […]

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Meet Annika (again)! When asked why she wanted to become involved with Huertas, Annika responded with “I wanted to do something that combined my interests in learning other languages with food justice, food systems, and agriculture. I wanted to get out and make a difference and see the effects of my work.” Annika joined Huertas […]

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Meet Julissa! Having just graduated last year with a degree in Sociology from UVM, Julissa is joining the Huertas team as a field intern and is excited to continue her education through a different perspective. Since learning about Huertas as a Sophomore when she was taking a class with Professor Rachael Montesano, Julissa has wanted […]

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