Urban Agriculture Coordinator
Torin Metz has been working in and around San Antonio focusing on gardening and vegetable production in urban and rural areas. His experience began working on a for-profit organic farm in Buda, TX. He then pursued an internship in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on a small market farm and in various urban agriculture initiatives in San Antonio. In 2015, he worked through AmeriCorps as a farm coordinator at Mission San Juan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where he helped run a demonstration farm rooted in historic practices. Afterward, he worked at a school farm that produced food for the cafeteria and educated students. While there, he had access to agricultural conferences such as SSAWG (RIP) and Stone Barns Young Farmer Conference. These experiences have added to his knowledge of historical and environmental research, garden-based education, and the development of agricultural programs. He is interested in the way food production intersects with many of the issues we face as a society and how it may be an avenue for change and transformation.