Assistant Director: Vegetables and Outreach
Jason Dragon spent much of his freshman year at Hampshire College admiring the campus farm and marveling at how beautiful and exciting it was to watch food grow. Twelve years later, he returned to Hampshire as the Assistant Vegetable Grower. After receiving his B.A. in Latin American Socio-Cultural Narratives from Emmanuel College, he went on to intern and work at Seeds of Solidarity, a non-profit educational farm. It was there that Jason re-discovered his passion for growing food and developed a keen interest in teaching and working with students. Jason spent the next eight years working and managing at farms across Massachusetts, gaining expertise in different systems, models, and techniques. In his new role as Assistant Director for Vegetables and Outreach, he brings a positive and high-energy atmosphere to the Hampshire Farm, and enjoys working closely with students to enrich their understanding and enjoyment of farming.
More often than not, you can find Jason in the fields cultivating crops with the electric tractor or helping students with planting, weeding, and harvesting.