Farming and Community

Blog written by Myah (Richmond Farm School Cohort ’18)
September 21st, 2018

First of all, I loovve farm school. I super enjoyed all of field trips and seeing and meeting all the awesome animals! I super enjoyed hanging out and laughing with all of my TFS and RFS friends😊😊😊.

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Before farm school I was pretty sure I wanted to go into farming as a career but I still had my doubts whether or not I was fully committed in my choice. After a few months of farming however, and especially since the end of farm school is looming☹, I now realize I couldn’t imaging my life any other way and that this is what I really want to do. I loovve getting dirty and loovve the fact that you get super fresh, yummy and local food! My fav! Good for me and good for the planet, win win😊. For the past 5 years I’ve been an apartment dweller with no yard or balcony space, meaning I’ve been potting my plants for the past 5 years. Farm school has re-opened my eyes to all of precautions and other stuff that could go wrong when farming and/or gardening, like planting extra seeds in case one of them get eaten or diseased and to mulch your plot when it is super hot and dry so that your soil keeps water in for longer and doesn’t dry out. I learned and am learning sooo much from my peers. I’m learning a lot about different techniques and still how to be sustainable, which is really important to me. I’m learning a lot about bees, which I never been a big fan of. Now I’m learning all the different type, I didn’t there were so many! I’m learning how to live with them and wasps without being stung, most of time, haha, and now I’m appreciating them more and more now.

I’m excited to learn more and to hang out with the lovely people I have met in these next two months. I will miss farming and the people that I have met in our months together though.

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