Please welcome our fabulous new interns!
Sarah, 26, is a librarian from MI who has been volunteering at the Lansing Food Bank Community Gardens and MSU student farm CSA for the past year. She says that “honoring her commitments” is a core value for her.
Emily, 23, has been managing a permaculture homestead in IN. She’s been living and working on the 75 acre property in a very solitary environment and is happy to be a part of a team at Persephone Farm.
Vanessa, 22, is originally from upstate NY. She has 30 stamps in her passport and I interviewed her while she was in Vienna. Her pet peeve is food waste.
Emma, 23, has been an intern for the last two seasons at Hayshaker Farm in Walla Walla which is owned and operated by Chandler Briggs, a past Persephone intern from way back in 2007. How’s that for a full circle connection?
We’ve been potting up the seedlings and learning to use our beast of a rototiller to chop in the soil, building cover crops. We’re seeding broccoli, cauliflower, kale and many gorgeous new varieties of flowers. We’ve learned canning with some plum chutney I made to stay busy on a recent cold winter night. And we’re building the community which is Persephone Farm. Thank you for being a part of that community. ~ Rebecca