Christina Kaufman serves as Sacramento Country Day School’s Garden Facilitator. She is responsible for managing the garden and teaching students about all aspects of productive gardening, including maintaining healthy soil, planting seeds, transplanting, harvesting and ultimately preparing vegetables for eating.
Christina has been part of the Country Day community since 2004 when her oldest child began as a kindergartener. Both of her children are Country Day Lifers. Prior to her involvement in the school garden, she was Parents’ Association President for two years. For the past 10 years, Christina has served as a parent volunteer in the school garden, and in July 2019 she took over as Garden Facilitator.
Christina attended CSU, Sacramento, San Diego State University, and American River College completing courses in business, recreation management, horticulture and landscape design. She also holds a certificate from Soil Born Farms in the “Grow Your Groceries” program.
Christina has a passion for the great outdoors, expressed in gardening, camping, backpacking and multiple athletic adventures. She has a love of all sports (including marathons, triathlons, tennis, golf, cycling, and mountain biking), but her favorite is soccer. Over a career spanning 25 years, she played for Sacramento State, San Diego State, American River College, US national club champion Ajax FC, Buitenveldert FC in Amsterdam, and the U.S. Women’s National Team (earning two caps and a goal at a 1993 CONCACAF tournament.)