From left to right: Tharun Prasanna Rajamuthu (Comissioner of Communications). Smaranda Filip (Secretary), Mathieu Gasowski (Chair), Howard Koster (Field Commissioner), Laura van Bellen (Treasurer), and Tim Leo Hans van der Lienden (Commissioner of Activities).
"Hello everyone! I'm Mathieu and am the chair of WSF. I am currently studying a bachelor in Environmental Sciences. I love spending time outside, running (occasionally barefoot) and dancing to funky music! I also really enjoy getting my hands dirty by doing a lot of digging and serving the field as a soldier in the ongoing war with weeds! As chair I will need to keep an overview of the association, but also what is going on around it. I am very excited for this year and if ever you have any questions about WSF or ideas for the association feel free to come along or contact me! See you on the field!"
Tim (Commissioner of Activities)
Hi! I’m Tim (22) and I am the commissioner of activities for WSF. I am studying for my Msc Biology and I love to work out the stress on the farm. I started at WSF in my 4th year in Wageningen, you could call me a late bloomer. After the first time I joined I fell in love with the whole atmosphere and the people of the farm. I really like integration and interaction, which is also why I wanted to be commissioner of activities. As commissioner I am here to help the lovely people of WSF to set up the projects they want that promote: food, flore, education, sustainability or just fun! Furthermore I just want to help at WSF and keep that feeling of being welcome on the farm! If you have any ideas for new projects or just want to talk, then you are always welcome. Cheers, Tim.
Tharun (Comissioner of Communications)
Hello Planters! My name is Tharun , I am currently perusing MSc Plant Biotechnology at WUR. Spending long hours inside projector rooms and labs as a part of my course made me always long for some time under the sky, lost in nature, away from all the beeps and clicks.
From the first day I walked into the field upon a friends suggestion the community has always never failed to surprise or impress . Most importantly the farm and the people have been the positive refuel I need at the end of a week. I'm looking forward to work to the best of my potential ,clicking some great pictures for cataloguing activities and updating the members about the current and upcoming events. If you've got a sharp photogenic eye for some great clicks or you want some updates on the website feel free to have a chat .
Howard (Field Commissioner)
Hello fellow or future members!
I am Howard and I am the WSF Field Commissioner, basically a fancy word for ‘head farmer’! I currently am pursuing my Master’s degree in Organic Agriculture and realised from the start that it is important for me to balance my academic learning with practical experience. Wageningen Student Farm offers this wonderful opportunity on the 0.5 hectares of experimental farming / playing ground behind Dijkgraaf. Here we (try) to grow whatever we want; we make our own compost; practice growing a winter cover crop; green manuring; mulching and anything else we have learned or read about and want to put into practice. As I am a relatively old student (37) and I have had some management experience in the past, I felt that as Field Commissioner I could contribute my leadership skills, while absorbing all the specific plant growing knowledge of our individual members. So far I feel the ‘marriage’ has been a good and productive one and I can’t wait to see the fruits of our labour in 2020!
Hey Hey! My name is Smara and I am the secretary of WSF. I am studying International Land and Water Management, finishing my first year.
WSF was the first association I joined when I came to Wageningen and I immediately felt like home and decided to stick around. Gardening, watching the little plants grow, while meeting different people and sharing all kinds of beautiful ideas is what keeps me enthusiastic about every session. WSF is teaching me a lot, so I decided to give something back, by joining the board. :)
My task within the association is mainly administrative: checking emails, getting to know the new members, by adding them to the database and also writing the Newsletter, which is super fun if you enjoy a weekly dose of vegetable humor :)
Hi everyone! My name is Laura and I'm doing my MSc Organic Agriculture here in Wageningen. For me WSF is a great way to connect my brain and hands by bringing all the things I'm learning about farming and food into practice. I love being outside and having a nice time with friends while enjoying home-grown food and some beers. WSF connects me to my food and the earth, while making friends and learning a lot: it's a very good combination! Besides gardening, I enjoy hunting for second hand furniture treasures, drawing, painting, cooking and cycling. This year I will be the treasurer of WSF, so if you have any questions regarding money, stampcards, or if you just want to have a chat, feel free to get in touch!