Monday, June 28, 2010

Meet Luke

Mrs. Mary Duckett, Adriana Vandross and Luke Howerter

Although slightly remiss in announcing, our Community Ministries department and the St. Francis Community Garden is happy to have Luke Howerter join us for a summer internship. Luke is a recent graduate from Furman University and a Servant Scholar through the Mere Christianity Forum. He received his undergraduate degree in Earth and Environmental Science and has a unique passion for gardening and a heightened interest in sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Currently in the 4th week of his internship, Luke has already completed so much. He has planned a new design for the two handicap beds that are in desperate need of some TLC. He has researched and ordered a compost tumbler for the garden, also creating an education sheet for it. In addition, he is working with Mrs. Peggy Baxter and her Odessa Street garden. This garden will be specifically focused for seniors.

At 35 hours a week for 10 weeks, this internship is an intense one. 50% of his time is dedicated to being outside the office in the community where there are undeserved in need. Luke will also be helping with the blog, among other things. We are so happy to welcome him to our team and garden! If you have any specific gardening questions, please feel free to contact him at

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