This story appears courtesy of the Whidbey Weekly, a weekly publication covering news and events on Whidbey Island.
By Kathy Reed, Whidbey Weekly
To put Anza Muenchow in a garden is like putting a kid in a candy store.
That may not be the best analogy, considering Meunchow’s mission is to get kids excited about growing, harvesting and, most of all, eating their vegetables.
“I love gardening and I love getting kids excited about growing their own food,” she said last week as she stood among the rows of peas in the garden at Crescent Harbor Elementary School in Oak Harbor, sampling them … » More …
This is the second summer we’ve run a series on influential faculty in our college, as nominated by our CAHNRS Ambassadors. A very small number professors were nominated both years. Since they already answered the basic questions, we felt like this would be a good chance for them to talk about the mentors that influenced them when they were students.
The first double-nominee is Amit Dhingra, associate professor in the Department of Horticulture. Here is his submission on the role of mentors:
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch (AD 46 – … » More …