Sara Cawthon, Garden Manager
Sara grew up in the central Midwest, in Farmersville, Illinois where her family has been farming since the 1840’s. She attended the University of Missouri and received her Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management and subsequently received her Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University. Sara enjoys the small farming communities in Maine that remind her of home and the constant learning involved in growing food. Please contact her for any Bowdoin Garden information or questions.
Photo credited to Mary Quinn Doyle
Marielle Matthews, Garden Assistant
Marielle came to Bowdoin in August 2011 from Rippling Waters Organic Farm in Standish, ME where she worked with public schools to build school gardens. She has also spent time farming at Sergi Farms (now Belmont Acres) in MA and at her alma mater, Hamilton College in NY. She moved to Maine in summer 2010 after a long drive from Colorado, where she worked with the Forest Service. She loves being in the outdoors, cooking, and observing the frequently changing scenery in the garden.
As well as providing wages for the Garden Manager, Assistant, and Student Interns, Dining Services provides oversight for the program and sends volunteers out frequently. Our chefs also work in the gardens, taking all those wonderful products and infusing them into our menus.
We rely on two summer student interns each season, hired in April. We depend on numerous student volunteers throughout the season.
Our 2012 season interns are Peter Rosencrans and Matt Liewant. You can read about them on the Get Involved page.