Allison Porman

Participant in Eco No. 13


1. What did you learn on the farm, which you still practice in your life today?

I learned how to be part of a community. I also learned self-discovery and reflection that I continue to this day.

2. What are you doing now?  

I am the Educational Program Director at a CSA farm in Northern Colorado. I run the intern and wwoof programs, host classes on the farm, head our school fundraising program, host class trips to the farm, and run our working share members program.

3. How did your experience on the Eco program impact the direction of your life?

The Eco program started a change of direction in my life. Before Eco, I was a scientist. Now, I am a permaculturist, farmer, educator, cook, and I get to spend most days outside. I would choose this direction any day!

4. What was the most important thing you took away from the Eco program?

Knowing that I have 11 other people that went through the same experience and, even though I don’t keep in touch with them as much as I’d like, I know they will always be there for me.

5. What is your fondest memory of the Eco experience?

My fondest memory is our last Shabbat celebration. It was a special night and we all sealed our bonds together. I also really miss the compost toilets!

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