Claire Scherf – Crew Leader

April 6, 2023 | 

Pronouns: she/her

Claire’s love of the natural world was formed by the moss, rivers and raptor center of Frost Valley YMCA in the Catskills of New York. This passion led to participation in her high school’s agriscience program, where she began to work on farms. Since then she has worked within a wide range of farm systems: wholesale vegetable production in Connecticut, market garden farming in Maine, fruit farming in Hawaii, tending to a cabbage patch and rotating sheep and cows through lush Vermont pasture. She comes to VYCC due to the life-changing positive impact she experienced with experiential learning and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to foster that experience for others. She has felt no greater love than meals shared with a group of people who have all worked together to grow the food on that table. Claire can be found with one eye on the sky, watching the birds. She loves experimenting with fermentation projects, playing and watching sports of all kinds, and dancing on her front stoop.