Helenka Lepkowski Ostrum
Helenka Lepkowski Ostrum is a FoodCorps Service Member in Moore County with Good Food Sandhills. Originally from upstate New York, this September Helenka returned to Good Food Sandhills for her second service year. In her first year she had experiences that were both fun—seeing kids excited about gardening by digging for worms and getting their hands dirty—and powerful, such as encouraging a reluctant student to try spinach for the first time and discovering he loved it. “Changing minds and food habits one spinach leaf at a time,” she says.