Monday, May 14, 2012


Tomorrow I start my internship at a Community Supported Agriculture farm, Side by Side. I talked to Devin, the head farmer, and he said we'll probably be in the greenhouses, preparing the ground to plant ginger.

Admittedly, I have no experience with farm work and only a little with gardening. But for the past year and a half I've had a growing interest in both; in sustainable food systems, in cooking and eating responsibly. It probably started with Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, which I read during the dead of winter. Something about what she and her family were doing - consciously selecting, growing and raising their food - appealed to me, inspired me.

I'll be interning from May until August. When I toured the farm back in March, Devin told me that farming is tremendously hard work (he used a more colorful adjective).  Most likely, I have no idea what I'm getting myself into. And yet all the same, I'm excited.

This blog won't be solely about my work at the farm. I'm considering it my journal, after all; a journal about this summer.

I hope you'll join me.


  1. Ema, you are an amazing photographer and writer. I've so enjoyed reading through all of these posts. What a wonderful adventure you are having!

  2. Thank you, Lara!
    I'm really quite excited to be doing what I'm doing and having the chance to share it all.