Intern Life at the Farm

by Jaclyn Collins
I’ve been an intern at Better Farm for a little more than two weeks and I can sincerely say that I am having the time of my life.

For one, settling in was quite easy and referring to the place as my home seemed natural early on. I give those around me most of the credit.

I just so happen to live with some of the most supportive, humorous, intelligent, and creative individuals I have ever encountered. Time goes by slowly here, which I consider to be a good thing, as the happy times and laughter never seem to end. I feel as though I have grown in so many ways over this short period of time and have learned so many wonderful and insightful things about gardening and sustainable living.

I’ve learned to love being in the garden around the plants and all the critters that creep by. I’ve also been witness to what a little time and hard work in the garden can accomplish and produce: fresh, organic, local, and delicious food. Outside of getting my hands dirty, I’ve learned some building skills, which have produced a raised bed and a new gate for the garden from repurposed materials. It’s not only gardening and building skills I have picked up, but also the courage to be creative, open and most importantly myself.

Anything is possible here and really any vision can become a reality. I’m very much looking forward to the next week and half and all the learning experiences that are certain to come with it.

For more information about Better Farm's sustainability internship program and to apply, click here.