Featured photo: TTF2S Executive and Advisory board members: (L-R) Elizabeth Leib/President, Alison Fernandez/Advisory, Amanda Cosentino/Vice-President, Beth Bosserman-Curts/Advisory, Jennifer Webb/ Advisory, Grant Rimbey/contributor.
Beth Bosserman Curts
A graduate of Greco Middle School and King High School, Beth has been an active contributor to Temple Terrace civic life for many years. In her professional life, she is most recently known for her work at MOSI setting up their Legacy Giving program. She has worked with public and private groups to strengthen positive corporate image, community presence, media outreach, constituent stewardship, and fundraising programs for overall program success. In her spare time, Beth does volunteer work helping lead (and singing in!) the international award-winning chorus group, The Toast of Tampa Show Chorus. Beth and her husband Gerry Curts fund the TTF2S student intership program in memory of George Fee.
Arnel Garcesa, M.A., is a recent graduate of the Global Sustainability program at the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida. His passions include sustainable living, energy and agriculture. He shares with many the vision of Tampa Bay as an area growing and co-existing in harmony with its beautiful natural resources. Arnel joined the TT Farm2School organization to build and support school gardens through investing in their natural capital and most importantly their human capital – the burgeoning next generation of sustainability leaders. As a 2017 Mickey Leland Energy Fellow, he investigated and proposed initiatives to decrease potable water consumption at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to align with Executive Order mandates. Arnel is a WELL AP™, an accredited LEED Green Associate and proud to be a Tampa native, a graduate of King High School and Florida State University.
Temple Terrace Farm2School is pleased to welcome our first Program Manager for the 2017/18 school year. Adrian grew up helping his father operate a blackberry farm in Mexico that exports blackberries worldwide. He is completing his masters degree at the Patel College of Global Sustainability with a food systems concentration. Adrian has been able to apply his research about how to to increase crop productivity in a sustainable way to bring improvements to his family's blackberry farm. He says of his work at Greco during the 2017/18 school year: "I'm looking forward to working with Greco's agriculture teacher, Ms Ladd, to help students understand the interconnection between food, health and the environment." The 2017 Temple Terrace Farm2School student internship is made possible by Ken Ward, Ward-Mitchell: Civil Trial Attorneys and by Beth and Gerry Curts, in memory of George Fee.
Arthur Polacow, Program Manager
Arthur Ramos Polacow is going to graduate from the Global Sustainability Program at the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida in May 2018 with a concentration in Sustainable Business. He grew up in Brazil helping his father operate commercial stores that include gas stations and now a burger restaurant. His passions include helping organizations to implement sustainable initiatives in their operations with an objective to reduce their environmental footprint and maximize their profit. Arthur is joining Farm2School with an objective to bring business perspectives to school gardens.
The 2018 Temple Terrace Farm2School student internship is made possible by Ken Ward, Ward-Mitchell: Civil Trial Attorneys and by Beth and Gerry Curts, in memory of George Fee.