Volunteer Profile: George Maha
Friday, Nov 28, 2014
How long have you been volunteering with SEEDS?
I’m actually an Intern, for about 2 months.
Which programs do you volunteer with?
I am doing the adult internship; helping with research and design for the pollinator garden, later I may be doing some planting, developing literature explaining the purpose of various processes/spaces and putting this information on informative signs.
What got you interested in becoming a volunteer?
While I was doing my entrepreneurial concentration courses at NC State I came up with a concept for a not-for-profit with a similar mission to SEEDS, I called it Gardens For Good (G4G). Realizing the financial obstacles of creating my own organization I went online to see if there were any that were already out there and found out about SEEDS.
What is your favorite thing about SEEDS?
Just how many different problems it is working to solve (poverty, social justice, and health/ nutritional problems). While promoting childhood enrichment/supplementary education, sustainable agriculture, environmental health, and stronger communities. Also, everyone that I work with or meet here are respectful and nice.
What was your favorite childhood food?
Any special SEEDS moments that stand out for you?
It is a really interesting time to be here and it is changing so rapidly. I am sure that when I get to come back and see the pollinator garden finished it will be pretty special.
What is your most favorite thing to do?
Due to having so much going on right now sleep is #1, when I am less busy and have more energy I enjoy building things and growing plants.
Tell us something about you that has nothing to do with gardening or food.
I play chess, and am an advocate for Sustainable practices.