Wondering how to intern at a farm? What is it like to intern at a farm? How do i get an internship at a farm? On GardenFork Radio we talk with a former organic farm intern, Sarah, our new GardenFork Producer. We talk about how to find a farm to work at, what to expect when doing an internship, and what the interview process is like.
Sarah interned at an organic vegetable farm that has a successful CSA program, where she learned how to drive a tractor, use farm implements, and weed vegetable fields in the hot sun, when is the best time to harvest vegetables, how to harvest lettuce real fast without cutting yourself, succession planting, seeding lettuce in soil blocks and plug trays, building and modifying farm implements to suit a small farm. Constant problem solving in a challenging environment is how Sarah describes it.
We also talk about how to roast duck with the barest of kitchens and a dull knife, and what a corporate apartment is.
A big congrats to Daniel Delaney for having this video show, What's This Food? named Top Arts Podcast of 2011 by Apple iTunes! You can watch What's This Food on Daniel's site here. You can hear Daniel Delaney on this GardenFork Radio Episode here.
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Welcome Sarah! How will we find you when we want to complain about the management around here ? ;->
Just kidding - thanks for the welcome! My new e-mail is email@example.com.
"Dig your own potato" reminds me of a story my brother-in-law told me about a "Corn Shucking Contest" they had at a camp ground he stayed at. After the contest was over, they cooked the corn and served it to the guests.
$5 prize and a hundred ears of corn get shucked in 10 minutes.