Introducing Amy Scott
Our new Hope Farm Manager, Amy Scott started volunteering at the food pantry in Pasadena, California, right out of college. Because she thought the pantry should offer healthier choices, Amy decided she needed to learn how to grow fresh produce and improve their offerings. Little did she know, that her deep concern about food security issues would propel her to seek greener fields and better produce–first in northern California, then east in New York and New Jersey where she discovered the secret to coaxing maximum productivity from small scale farms using organic methods, as well as a new beau who was a Princeton lad. When that Texas boy managed to lure her to the Third Coast to try her hand in our East Texas gumbo, she tripped across Recipe for Success Foundation’s new Hope Farms project as if it was her predetermined fate. Highly committed and driven by the pursuit of perfection, Amy has learned in dealing with Mother Nature’s whims that having a well-developed sense of humor is very important. She is most excited about this new challenge of building a farm from the ground up and empowering the surrounding community with fresh food. “I’ve come full circle from the Food Pantry,” she muses. Welcome Amy!