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Dwight Alumnus Jacob Hadjigeorgis '02 Starts Non-Profit Environmental Organization
Dwight Alumnus Jacob Hadjigeorgis '02 Starts Non-Profit Environmental Organization
Dwight alumnus Jacob Hadjigeorgis '02, recently announced the founding of Jacob's Pickles Digs NY, a non-profit organization that supports urban farming and learning gardens in New York City. He has been involved with the community garden next door to his Upper West Side restaurant, Jacob's Pickles, and this non-profit should help him with further outreach.


Jacob's Pickles, located on Amsterdam between 84th and 85th Streets, neighbors a garden managed by The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers (UAGC), a CTE high school. He is currently using their program as a model for other gardens around the city. The "Jacob's Digs Award" will honor high-achieving UAGC students with a summer internship at Jacob's Pickles to learn firsthand how a small business works, as well as how produce is incorporated.


Jacob's long-term goal for his new venture is to "inspire the local community to learn hands-on techniques connected with gardening, specifically, the biology and life cycle of plants and to teach how gardens can be a resource for wholesome vegetables."

Congratulations to Jacob on this wonderful organization he has created! We're so glad to see how our alumni are constantly helping their local community and incorporating education into such a special initiative.