Jake Schultz is originally from Franklin, Wisconsin, but has recently spent living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jake went to school at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and received a degree in secondary education and ESL. He had a teaching job after he graduated, but his love for food quickly changed his career path. Jake started with a small urban garden and it snowballed from there. He has worked with permaculture CSAs, growling lots, local bakeries, and organic cafes. Jake also did permaculture work at a healing center in Iquitos, Peru in the Amazon. He then traveled to Ecuador where he actually worked with a past intern from 2010-11 from Hoch Orchard, Silvana Cedeno!
Jake came to Hoch Orchard and Gardens because of his love for food and growing, but also because of the influence of past intern, Nathan Dettman. Jake is excited to learn about perennial fruit growing to make him a more well rounded farmer. His favorite part of the orchard is the beautiful landscape.