Membership and Events Assistant
Lauren joined Practical Farmers of Iowa as an Office Assistant in May 2012. She’s usually the voice you’ll hear answer the phone when you call the office. She helps maintain membership services; fundraising, event, board, and conference support; and generally keeps the inner-workings of PFI organized.
Lauren lived most of her life in Longwood, Florida. She moved to Ames in August 2011 for love and a change in lifestyle, and really enjoys a more balanced life biking around a great city. She likes to devour novels, paint portraits, listen to music of almost any variety, practice yoga, and learn something new every day.
The sweltering heat did not discourage more than 50 attendees from gathering in Iowa City on July 22nd to learn about a one-of-a-kind, hand-made barrel-style root washer and to take a tour of the beginnings of something truly remarkable in Iowa-over 20,000 Keyline-designed, newly planted fruit and nut trees. VersaLand is a 145-acre permaculture research farm and homestead in Iowa City that develops infrastructure and machinery for sustainable farming operations. They host a variety of workshops and intensive courses year-round and work with select clients to design plans for land productivity (like ponds and dams and Keyline systems). In a nutshell, really cool things are happening at VersaLand.