My Introductory Post
July 8, 2016

Hello, my name is Kajsa Mason. I am originally from Albuquerque NM but have lived in Amarillo since I was five years old. I am married and have 4 wonderful children. My interests include gardening, botany and have recently taken up plant illustration. I am very excited to have this opportunity to gain experience in a field that I am very passionate about, plants! I have experience in a local greenhouse but the majority of my learning experience has all been hands on. I currently volunteer at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens and have joined a group of like-minded individuals who want to create a downtown community garden that would encourage youths and seniors from all backgrounds to work together and learn new techniques to achieve a healthy sustainable garden. I would also like to combine another organization that I donate my time with, called Food not Bombs, where we would provide a healthy meal to our local homeless population. We would also hand out education material in meal preparation and show a variety of recipes to encourage healthy eating habits. I would also like to educate and incorporate edible plants in a fundraiser event that would introduce the different flavors, backgrounds and some fun folklore behind each plant. This internship would provide me the knowledge and experience that I would need in order to better serve my community and in turn use the resources I have gained in helping our city be an example of what can be accomplished with dedication.

Training facility at NASA
Training facility at NASA
Banner for Food not Bombs
Banner for Food not Bombs