Helen Midney, MA
Propagation and Education Specialist and Outreach Assistant
Helen grew up in Immokalee. Her family kept a garden and informal food forest where they grew cassava, corn, bananas, squash, and many tree fruits. Her mothers Paraguayan background and culture has influenced how she interacts with the natural world in that she views all life as interacting and interdependent. As her grandpa Federico said, all plants have a purpose and may be medicine, there are no weeds, just plants that we dont know the use of yet. Helen attended Bowdoin College in Maine and taught 9th grade math in Massachusetts before returning home to work as a college access counselor in Florida. Helen holds a Master of Environmental Studies degree at Florida Gulf Coast University and enjoys kayaking, hiking, and camping.
- Food Solidarity: Lessons from a Farmworker Community’s Food Pantry Garden
Tuesday, October 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM