Noemi has lived in Faribault and been actively involved in her community for over 20 years, since moving to Minnesota from Coahuila, Mexico. In that time, she has supported her neighbors with translation services at clinics, led a program for Latinx high schoolers to visit colleges and become enrolled, and helped start the Cannon River Mobile Home Park (CRMHP) Garden. Noemi is a well-known, trusted and respected leader in her community and at the start of 2022 became our full-time Community Connector in Faribault. As part of the Community Connector team, Noemi will connect area-growers looking for land to garden sites we support throughout Northfield-Faribault and to the Sharing Our Roots Farm. She will also work with local food access partners to address food insecurity in Rice County.
What Noemi Enjoys About Sharing Our Roots
I really like working at Sharing Our Roots to help our community, in particular low-income families, plant and harvest their own food. I also like that doing it regeneratively we can also support the environment. Right now, as a new staff member, I'm also enjoying all of the trainings and workshops I'm taking. I'm learning a lot!