Goshen College senior Gabe Miller has joined The Watershed Foundation team with responsibility for helping to map projects and journal the stories behind our key partnerships over the years. Miller is in his fourth year majoring in sustainable food systems with a minor in journalism.
“Studying agriculture as well as journalism gives me a helpful set of tools to work with the Watershed foundation,” says Gabe. “The project that I’m working on is spreading awareness of TWF’s work with partners in the watershed.”
Gabe has been meeting with local farmer and landowners throughout the watershed who are interested in implementing conservation practices on their land. Afterwards, he chronicles each project with a profile of the land owner highlighting their involvement, motivation for conservation, and experience working with TWF.
These profiles will be published by TWF in the coming months, creating an informative resource for other farmers and landowners in the watershed.
“The most interesting part of working with TWF is my conversations with farmers. Farmers have a connection to land and weather that gives them valuable insight into things like soil and water. Experience is the best teacher. They continue to learn year after year, adjusting to new technology, practices, and climate patterns. I learn something from every interview.”
Gabe grew up in Ithaca, New York. He enjoys playing piano, reading, and preparing (and eating) food.
“I’m interested in the intersections of agriculture, labor, and the climate crisis, and in helping farmers implement conservation practices that build soil health and help the watershed. The watershed knows no political or social borders, so its health depends on the collaboration of people in different fields with different interests,” says Gabe, “I’m grateful to be a part of it.”