Emily Danko is excited to take over the position of Program Manager/Educator for Common Ground Garden, starting June 2016! She recently returned to her hometown of Woodside after receiving her undergraduate degree in sustainable development from Washington University in St. Louis. While living in St. Louis, Emily spent a summer interning for the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, which jump-started her passion for environmental sustainability and combating climate change. Despite this great experience, Missouri winters weren’t her favorite, so she then decided to take a trip toward the tropics.
In the spring of 2015, Emily traveled to Samoa, where she completed a month-long independent study project on traditional agricultural methods – along with learning to spearfish and dance the Samoan siva. After her return to St. Louis, Emily graduated a semester early and used that time to work at the Challenger Learning Center in Ferguson. At Challenger, she honed her skills as an informal science educator.
Now, Emily is thrilled to combine her interests in education and the environment with the help of Common Ground Garden. She can’t wait to learn more about sustainable agriculture and urban farming, and to then share that knowledge with the community!
Emily can be contacted at Education@www.commongroundgarden.com