Rachel Naasz has always had a passion for digging up things — while she started out as an anthropology major with a concentration in archaeology, what she didn’t know at the time was that she would end up putting down the excavation shovel for a gardening hoe.
She now works proudly as a farm hand at Eden East Farm in Bastrop, Texas, where she digs up buried treasures of the most precious kind — farm-grown food that serves her local community.
It was important for her to find a career that allowed her to use her hands in a creative and nurturing way instead of how destructive she felt archaeology was to the earth. Her soul-searching led her directly to Eden East Farm where she has been working full-time with the farm for over a year and been witness to the humbling process of watching abundance come and go on the farm.
She hopes to have her own herb farm one day so that she can make healing medicines and further contribute to her community. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her wonderful fiancé, Dan, and their beloved four-year-old pit pull, Luna.