Introducing Better Farm Intern Soon Kai Poh

Carleton College student Soon Kai Poh spent 22 months after high school in the Singapore military, 6 months working in a bakery, and volunteer farming in Singapore and Japan. Then he enrolled in a liberal arts college in the States, and, a few months later, got in touch with Better Farm.

Talk about well-rounded.

"In my time away from full-time academic study," he wrote to us, "I have realized the importance of gaining a better insight into the relationships that connect us to other people and to the world around us."

Soon Kai's interests in organic small-scale farming, cooking, and outdoor survival skills sent him in Better Farm's direction; where he's interested in using the Farm's community-based framework to share and exchange ideas with others and to make his learning experiences more meaningful and less self-directed.

He's already busied himself in the garden with the three other interns, and is abuzz with ideas for bee houses, winemaking, and green building. We're fortunate enough to have him with us through Sept. 4; stay tuned for updates on all the amazing projects he embarks on at Better Farm!

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

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.