Meet Ian Kerstetter, the Fall 2013 Lobo Growers’ Market Manager! Ian is a senior at UNM, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Studio with a focus on Art & Ecology. He’s also minoring in Sustainability Studies.
Ian is deeply engaged – as both an advocate and an artist – with the local food community. He completed the SUST-364 Growers’ Market Practicum course this past spring, and has spent the summer working as the assistant market manager at the Nob Hill Growers’ Market. Ian is looking forward to bringing a diverse array of local vendors to campus this fall. In addition, he intends to use the market as an educational and collaborative space for both campus and community initiatives. More on that later…
As an artist, Ian explores the relationship of humans to the environment, and blends ecological and social practices into his work. He is a part of the Vecinos artist collective, a native New Mexican group that promotes sustainability and social change through the arts. Last fall, the collective created a Marigold Parade float for the AgriCultura Network, to honor past and present farmers.
Welcome, Ian. We’re excited to have such a creative and capable student managing the six-week series of markets…and can’t wait for the first market on Wednesday, August 28!