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Intern Kaylynne Grigsby shares what she learned

Kaylynne Grigsby (Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians) giving her intern presentation at the Summer internship celebration.

Kaylynne Grigsby (Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians) grew up in the town of Florence, on the Oregon coast. She was an Oregon State University student during her internship with Elderberry Wisdom Farm, finishing a degree in Public Health - Public Policy and Human Management.

Growing up in the culture of her tribe, Kaylynne understands the importance and fragility of our natural environment. “Humans are the caretakers of the earth, therefore, it is our responsibility to protect the land's natural processes, and use human intervention based on scientific disciplines when necessary.”

In her final presentation for the internship, Kaylynne describes her cultural heritage and her work in the EWF internship. With a focus on the Native Plant Nursery, Kaylynne learned about the challenges and opportunities of running a nursery. She also shares what she learned throughout the internship, including work with our partners, such as the Institute of Applied Ecology.


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