Charlotte Epps

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About Charlotte

The Earth, Moon, and Sun aligned for Charlotte to find her way to Oregon. She took a leap of faith moving to Oregon after visiting for the first time to see the solar eclipse in 2017. Since migrating to the PNW, she has been on a journey to reconnect with her ancestral roots through the cultivation of plants and meaningful relationships. Her cosmically driven voyage led her to this fellowship, where she hopes to strengthen her skills as a change agent and community organizer. Charlotte studies at Oregon State University, where she is pursuing a double degree in Sustainability and BioResource Research. She is a co-creator of the Intercultural Learning Community Garden (ILCG) at Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture in Corvallis, OR. The ILCG seeks to empower BIPOC and other underrepresented members of the Corvallis community through the cultivation of culturally relevant plants. She is a web-weaver by nature and wants to foster connections between the food justice movements in rural and urban Oregon.