Topics of interest: Sustainable agriculture, garden education, soil science, human nutrition, and community development, education, coffee, sustainable agricultural ecology
After a two-year appetizer of teaching gardening and cooking classes in Los Angeles, Borah Lim is excited to dig deeper into a professional career in garden education and build expertise in sustainable agriculture. Borah's research interests range beyond sustainability to include soil science, human nutrition, and community development. Her biggest dream is for humans and humus to dwell in harmony and in community among all living things in our ecosystem.
As a Korean-American, born and raised in the suburbs of LA, Borah was never interested in agriculture until she went to Williams, a small liberal arts school located in rural Mass. During her college years there, a Nicaragua travel trip to a self-sustainable coffee farm and a senior seminar in Sustainable Agricultural Ecology challenged her to merge her interests in education with agriculture. Aspiring to reconnect youth with the soil, she's worked with Garden School Foundation at various Title I elementary schools in inner-city Los Angeles. Aside from gardening and cooking with both kids and adults, Borah also enjoys running and playing soccer, baking, learning different languages, and traveling.