Fairfax Elective Teacher - Gardening
Abby Corbett is currently a master’s student at Prescott College where she is studying education and food systems. She was born in Kentucky where she went on to complete her bachelor’s in Spanish from Berea College and later a graduate certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Louisville. Upon completion of these initial studies she went the High Peruvian Amazon to teach with the study abroad program Living Routes and to volunteer with the non-profit organization Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration. She stayed on at Sachamama for almost two years, coordinating the center’s Chacra-Huerto project, working with local indigenous communities to recreate Amazonian Black Earth, and helping to implement edible learning gardens in the local schools of the region. She has lived in Los Angeles for the past two years where she continues to gain experience with edible learning gardens , having worked as an intern with the Garden School Foundation for one year, and currently working as the garden teacher for Larchmont Charter Elementary at Fairfax.
Where did you go to school and what was your major?
Berea College, BA Spanish
University of Louisville, Graduate Certificate Latin American Studies
Prescott College, MA Education and Food Systems
What is your highest degree held?
MA Education and Food Systems
Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I wanted to be an educator to continue my own process of learning and growing. Children hold the future of our planet in their hands and they have so much joy and wisdom to share.
How long have you been teaching/working in education?
What is your favorite thing about LCS?
The emphasis on ecological literacy, not just through the Edible Schoolyard program, but also as it is incorporated everyday in the classroom.
What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
All of the R.L.Stein Goosebumps books!