Our urban agriculture interns are future growers and farmers who work alongside our farm staff to learn, explore and develop sustainable growing and building skills while providing essential support to our staff in all aspects of urban agriculture.

Meet our 2014 urban agriculture interns!

Char’Rese Finney was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University studying Environmental Studies. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans on pursuing a degree in landscape architecture in hopes of making urban design more sustainable. In her free time, she enjoys nature photography and backpacking.
Nicole Shuman grew up in Richmond and attended the College of William and Mary.  After exploring such varied places as La Plata, Argentina; Cardiff, Wales; and Boston, Massachusetts, she discovered a love of agriculture while working on a New England farm.  She is happy to be back doing work she is passionate about in a city she is passionate about, although she hopes to enter the Peace Corps and continue her interest in local, sustainable agriculture farther afield.
David Toher was born and raised in Midlothian, Virginia. He is currently a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University studying Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology. He has always been fascinated by the outdoors, ecology and the beauty that nature offers. As a student, he has become increasingly aware of current issues affecting Richmond including access to healthy organic food. In his spare time, when not playing board games, he explores his surroundings by biking and hiking.