Just back from the States where she was managing an organic market that was all about local, sustainable and the small scale, Chiqui was super exited to chance upon Growing Communities. ‘This is the logical extension of the work I was doing over there.’
What do you like about working here?
Everything! Particularly likes ‘just being’ with the plants and how hands on it all is. She also likes meeting such a diverse bunch of people who are all into working together on a community project. ‘Being outside, being in touch with the seasons, the cycles…so cool.’
What don’t you like?
There’s nothing she doesn’t like about coming here. ‘I love it, I just wish you needed us more days!’ (Could we get a better advertisement?!)
What do you do in the rest of your time?
When she’s not working with us, she’s a potter by profession and also does some volunteering with Pogo Cafe.
Volunteering since: April 2009
And Chiqui? It’s short for Chiquita, a nickname from when she was a kid. We think it should be short for Chicory, but then we would, wouldn’t we?