STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

MC McDonald

Job Title:

Living Lab Gardener

Department:

Creation Care Team

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 

Started at O'Dowd:

2022

Degrees: 

BA in Sociology at University of Illinois at Chicago

Originally from:

Chicago

Why I Teach:

I love to garden because it connects me to the natural world that is often overlooked. Gardening helps my observation skills and keeps me curious. It is also a way of plugging into my community and using my skills to help bring abundance to land that has often been used primarily for extraction.

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Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Favorite quotes:

"I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I'm changing the things I cannot accept" -Angela Davis

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Recommended visual media:

The Tree of Life, Away We Go, Pan's Labyrinth, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Recommended reads:

Parable of the Sower, Emergent Strategy, Braiding Sweetgrass, 1984

Hobbies or outside interests:

Playing music, hiking, camping, plant identification, working out, being around cats, and karaoke