Alex Merritt

Farm Operations

Alex Merritt

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Major/Degree: Agricultural and Applied Economics, Environmental Economics and Management

Fun Fact About Yourself: I will be going to Tanzania in February with the Peace Corps!

Favorite Farm or Garden Activity: Propogating seedlings in the greenhouse, then watching them grow until they can be transplanted into the field.

Favorite Thing to do in Atlanta: Go to restaurants and bars; I am definitely a foodie. And of course, go to Bamboo Creek and work on the farm.

What does a typical day at Global growers look like for you? Every day is different when you're working on a farm. Some days, we will be transplanting seedlings, making raised beds, or watering and weeding the plots that we've planted. Other days, we will be culling and packing vegetables for our farmshare, turning the compost pile, and directing groups of volunteers on large scale projects. Every day brings something new and exciting to the table!

Favorite Part of Interning at Global Growers: The hands on experience I've gained, and the lessons that the professional staff teach me every day about farming and social justice.

Favorite Quote: I’ve had rainbows in my clouds. And the thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so that you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you, may not call God the same name you call God, if they call God at all, you see. And may not eat the same dishes prepared the way you do. May not dance your dances, or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody.” Maya Angelou