Thursday, September 4, 2008
Ella Interviews Project Sprout's Creator Sam Levin
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sam Levin, a 15-year-old high school sophomore from Great Barrington, Massachusetts. I soon realized that Sam is not your average teenage boy. Sure he plays sports and does all the things that teenagers do, but eleven months ago, Sam started something really special. His interest in biology combined with the farmer in his genes (his grandpa was a potato farmer in Long Island) lead Sam to begin Project Sprout-- a student-run, organic vegetable garden aimed to show the youth in his community the importance of knowing where their food comes from. As you will hear, due to a lot of hard work and dedication, Sam accomplished an amazing amount these past eleven months, and has a lot to look forward to as his organization grows.