Yesterday I spent the afternoon visiting Schooner Creek Farm. My internship this summer was filled with many enchanting and learned moments. I hope and plan to carry this knowledge and experiential awareness forward as I make my way into my next local growing initiative. I will cherish my time spent being a part of this magical and bountiful family farm nestled in the rolling hills of Brown County, Indiana. While it is not the end of growing season and harvesting and putting up seed and food stores do continue on, I will be traveling out west shortly beginning my stay in the Portland, Oregon surroundings. I say farewell to my new friends at Schooner Creek Farm for the time being.
Take your inspiration with a virtual visit to Schooner Creek Farm!
Opportunities for experiential learning practices in growing food naturally, organically, and without harmful chemicals exist on local farm/gardens that you meet as vendors at Farmers Markets, and also various community garden initiatives, and university programming – to name a few.
As always, be open to channeling sustainability and creativity and do enjoy taking your next step in that direction. Obtain the personal benefits of this practice and also understand the environmental ones – including a reduction in fossil fuel use, from this practical article by How Stuff Works. Scratch the surface and begin to explore the Eco-psychology field which seeks “to develop and understand ways of expanding the emotional connection between individuals and the natural world, thereby assisting individuals with developing sustainable lifestyles and remedying alienation from nature“.
To learn more about consuming organic foods and the movement to keep our foods free and clean check and support www.organicconsumers.org.
Pictured: Honey Bees on Great Globe Thistle or Echinops Sphaerocephalus.