Sophie JonesAugust 10, 2019
B.A. in Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College
Sophie has four seasons of experience working at sustainable farms, food forests, and gardens in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest. After a summer of raft guiding in Utah and Colorado, they are glad to return to their home state of Arizona and to the work of growing food which they love most.
Growing up in Arizona and Washington, Sophie was raised to not only enjoy wild landscapes but also to think deeply about them. At school, they studied the social history of land preservation movements; insight that shaped their relationship to the West and approach to working and playing there. Understanding life in the classroom to be inextricable from adventuring outside of it, Sophie is excited to teach on the VVS farm.
When they are not elbow deep in dirt, Sophie enjoys backpacking, reading, cooking big meals, and messing around in boats.