Reaching New Heights - Begins Today
Happy Summer! I am honored and thrilled to take on the role of Executive Director at Seed Your Future. I feel this is not only an exceptional opportunity for me, but all of us, and I am eager to help nurture the next phase of the organization's growth. I look forward to engaging with each of you, building upon the momentum created over the last five years by the staff, volunteers, donors, and advocates.
As I reflect on the path ahead, I am humbled and honored to lead Seed Your Future in partnership with you and to take the movement to its next growth phase. Together, we will move the dial for Seed Your Future to share the wide range of plant jobs available and reach more children, young people, and those looking for a career change. Working ever more diligently to reach individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities and enhance the skills coming into the industry.
In 2020, when the impacts of COVID took hold, many people discovered the power of plants. Thousands of novice and advanced gardeners turned to plants as a medium to alleviate isolation, inspire movement, social justice, and career stewardship. Resulting in unprecedented plant opportunities in art, science, technology, business, and education.
You might be one of them. And now that you are here, you may be wondering, "what is next"? Seed Your Future needs you to share our mission and resources with teachers, students, family, and friends. The recent upgrade of our interactive map will assist students, parents, and those interested in working with plants to identify horticulture programs throughout the US and Canada. Each sprout on the map contains information on the educational institution and a link to learn more. The map can be found on SYF’s Where to Study webpage.
Thank you for helping us increase the awareness of our movement! As we continue to work together, innovate, and spread the word about our resources, we will learn new ways to give Seed Your Future a broader voice.
Jazmin Albarran is the executive director of Seed Your Future. Learn more about her and her background here.