Kate had seen one of our open roles via our partner, Taproot Plus. She generously shared her graphic design talent. Kate already had personal and professional background in US midwestern agriculture, so she was eager to transfer her skills to a new purpose - agriculture to alleviate poverty in Africa.
What drew you to the Harvest Fund's mission?
After finding the Graphic Design project on Taproot I knew it would be a great fit. I have spent my entire life in the regenerative agriculture space and was very excited by the opportunity to support fellow women farmers.
What inspired you the most after learning more about our women farmers?
The group of women farmers are truly inspiring. Their will to continue to learn and work together in community should be an inspiration to everyone that comes into contact with The Harvest Fund. People are the heart of any organization and it has been a joy to learn more about how these women and the team at The Harvest Fund are working towards a more sustainable future.
If you were a farmer, what would you grow and why?
Fun fact, I am already a farmer! I raise grassfed cattle and honey bees currently. I deeply respect both of these species and their ability to contribute to increasing soil health on our land as well as pollinate the crops and flowers around our home. I would love to add lavender to the mix simply because I love the smell, I don't think the bees would complain about that either!
Wondering how you, like Kate, can join The Harvest Fund's volunteer program? Apply here; you'll have the opportunity to tell us about your idea for a pro-bono project. We oftentimes have needs for graphic designers, digital marketers, accountants, writers, SEO experts and Excel modelers. All volunteer roles are remote and can be performed anywhere where you have a computer and internet access. Volunteer today to empower an African woman farmer!