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Amelia Depue

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Amelia is a farmer and educator who is excited to support local schools in their gardening programs along the Olympic Peninsula! Growing up in a largely populated area of Southern California, Amelia grew up watching the farms around her disappear as housing developments took their place, which implanted the many wonders of food systems and agriculture that surrounded her. She began adventuring farther and farther away from home and found peace, comfort and endless curiosity deep in the forests, woods, mountains and deserts she found herself in. Amelia is proud and lucky to have been able to call the state of Washington her home for the last few years!

Amelia has a degree in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University. After she graduated she completed a multiple subject teaching credential program and has worked as an elementary school teacher. A strong desire to work outside led Amelia to combine her love of working with youth and being in the mountains and thus she began a journey as a backpacking guide for middle and high school participants for three glorious seasons in the beautiful North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. This seasonal work brought her to farming, in which she spent the winter in California working and learning about small organic farming practices. Her wish to grow and develop more in the farming world brought her to the Olympic Peninsula where she started out in tree care services and found her way to farming in Sequim, WA.

Additionally, Amelia is passionate about community organization, sharing the fascinations of growing, gardening and beekeeping with others and loves that within these realms are an endless world of questions and opportunity for learning and growth!