Volunteer Profile: Dylan Jarrell

Volunteer Profile: Dylan Jarrell

Published Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

How long have you been volunteering with SEEDS?

Since the end of July, 2014.

Which programs do you volunteer with?
I’ve gotten my hands dirty in the Southside Garden, and volunteer in the office, writing blog posts and supporting outreach.

What got you interested in becoming a volunteer? 

I had just finished my degree at CCCC. I studied Sustainable Technologies and had worked with Laurel (of SEEDS) on a project. I contacted her to see if anything needed doing, and it did!

What is your favorite thing about SEEDS?

I love the mission. It really speaks to what brings me to care about the planet and it is at the same time a calling to action. I appreciate that.

What was your favorite childhood food?

Pizza…..Probably pizza.

Any special SEEDS moments that stand out for you?

Being with the office and garden staff during the lunch hour. I had usually ate by then, but all the aromatic smells of fresh food being cooked up. It’s very nice.
What is your most favorite thing to do?

I really enjoy meditating and researching all-things-zen. I lived in a Zen temple for 2 months before I came to SEEDS.

Tell us something about you that has nothing to do with gardening or food.              

I have a tattoo of Bela Lugosi’s face as Dracula. I was obsessed with Dracula when I was a child, I even made a coffin out of cardboard to sleep in. Haha.