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Amy Melena

Coming from a long line of summer camps, Amy joined us in February of 2019. Amy graduated from the College of Wooster with a degree in Sociology & Religious Studies, going on to run an after-school program through Episcopal Service Corps in Boston, MA where she had the opportunity to start a school garden. Finding her love of getting her hands dirty and teaching self-sufficiency in the food system, she moved to Austin, Texas for a sustainable farming fellowship. From there, she worked developing youth empowerment programming, bridging a local summer camp back in Boston to a local organic farm. Eventually returning to her hometown of Cleveland, she found herself here at Bellwether Farm, eager to combine her deep love of regenerative agriculture and the magic of summer camp.
 
Amy will have a hand in all the youth programming on the farm and creating sustainable partnerships with schools and organizations around the northern Ohio area. She will also be designing and implementing the agricultural programming for Bellwether Farm's summer camp. 
 
Off the farm, Amy loves to play ultimate frisbee, go backpacking deep into the woods, and cook large community dinners for everyone in sight.