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Interview with Sara Smith 8/9/17

(Interviewer: Derek Lin)
(Preface: Sara was an intern on the farm this summer as well as a student at ISU. Perhaps you recognize her name from a newsletter she wrote. Or you may have met her at harvest morning. But for those of you who had not met her, here's a glimpse into her time as an intern. As all of our interns were interesting people, I decided to start doing an exit interview on them before they left. So, here's the interview. -Derek)

D: What’s the feeling when you get a harvest box?

Interview with Hannah Galloway 8/4/17

(Interviewer: Derek Lin)


(Preface: Hannah was an intern at the farm this summer as well as a student at Grinnell College. You might know her from a newsletter she wrote. You may have met her at a harvest or at the farmers' market. But for those who had not met her, here's a glimpse into her time on the farm. As all of our interns were interesting people, I decided to start doing an exit interview on them before they left. So without further delay, here's the interview. -Derek)

Rainy Day - 7/26/17

Morning, all. Derek here. It’s raining. Had to take down my tent already, which is a change. I don’t usually take it down until the afternoon, but I’d rather it not be out in the rain all day.

We did some potato harvesting this morning. Digging’s pretty fun. I enjoyed feeling like an archaeologist, digging up items of the past, dusting them off carefully. It’s pretty important that we don’t rub the potatoes too hard as they store worse with part of the skin rubbed off.

An Intern's Experience

One year ago, as a high school graduate from the Chicago suburbs, I could not have guessed the impact attending school in Iowa would have on me. My first semester at Grinnell, I enrolled in a biology class focused on plant reproduction, where I quickly developed an interest in the ethics of agriculture.

square dance and other fun things

potluck this friday, july 28, 6pm dinner, 7pm: MIND/BODY GAMES

BARN DANCE AT MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITY FARM
August 5th, 4-7PM

Join us at Mustard Seed Community Farm for a fun, all-ages event!
Potluck dinner begins at 5pm
Square dancing from 6-7pm (no experience necessary)

August 12: Volunteer opportunity:8am-noon - help us organize the farm and get ready for building projects

The farm is at 366 W ave, 10 miles north and 5 miles west of Ames

POTLUCK RESCHEDULE!

hi friends,

Do to this weeks heat advisory forecast, and the activities planned for our potluck, we have decided to postpone our MIND/BODY GAMES POTLUCK until next week.

NO POTLUCK THIS FRIDAY JULY 21. INSTEAD WE WILL HAVE THIS POTLUCK ON FRIDAY JULY 28TH, 6-8PM.

2 more EVENTS:
we are hosting a seed saving class at the farm on wednesday evening, aug 2, 6:30-8pm.
and a fun family event with potluck and square dance saturday aug 5, 4-7pm.

HARVEST HELP NEEDED:

An Introduction

Hey there,

Just for clarification, this is not Alice posting. It’s Derek, one of the farm’s interns. Hi. Welcome to my first entry regarding my time on the farm.

recent newsletters



event correction

i mixed up 2 of our events.

here is the correct info:

Saturday July 15, 4-7pm: Fun family event - soccer, yard games, kids prairie walk. potluck dinner at 5pm.

Saturday Aug 5: FAMILY FUN EVENT: 4-7pm. Tentative plan: misc games, potluck dinner at 5pm, hopefully a square dance 6-7pm.

upcoming on the farm

hi friends,

We just had a quiet weekend here with no events and no trip to the farmers market. it was nice to have a little break, but I missed seeing so many folks. Next weekend we will be hosting a workday all day saturday, followed by a potluck and activity. The plan is to harvest garlic, but it's possible that we will do some other weeding activities too.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:
SAt. july 8: 9am-4pm. help with harvesting garlic and hanging it to dry and other misc farm tasks
9am-noon, and 1-4pm.
potluck lunch noon -1.

POTLUCK EVENT: July 8.

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