More than a Snapshot: A Lifelong Commitment to Service

By Dana Frasz

For Sandra Boyd, there is nothing quite like her grandmother’s raspberry jam, and she loves a stir-fry with fresh veggies. She grew up in Nevada City in a family who valued health, and therefore good food.

“We spent our days visiting local farms, gathering fruit and vegetables.” Her grandmother would preserve the food for the winter, and her grandfather would process through his juicer invention – long before it was hip!

While you’ll often find Sandra with a camera around her shoulder or atop her mountain bike, she is a retired Children’s Social Worker and has had a lifelong commitment to volunteering since her teenage years as a Rainbow Girl. 

“I believe in service to the community. It truly enriches my life. And, I see the power of photography paired with volunteering.”

Sandra and Sierra Harvest first connected at Food Love Farm back in 2018.  She took a few pictures which now hang in the organization’s office and since then the relationship has deepened.  Over the past year Sandra has shown up to several events – capturing photos of gardens, kids at summer camp, farmers in training, and even staff photos – all with a joyful smile and enthusiastic attitude.  Her ability to put everyone at ease with a camera in her hand is amazing.

“Whenever I walk through the farms, I have the most wonderful, warm memories of my childhood & my grandma.”

From all of us at Sierra Harvest, we thank you for your service and for all the ways you support the broader community with your kindness and photography!