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2020 Apprentices begin their season

By Kate Anstreicher, Program Coordinator

Although life for many of us has come to a standstill, nature is forging ahead with the beautiful--and sometimes dramatic--unveiling of spring. Trees have begun to bud out, their fragrant blossoms carrying sweetness in the breeze. Rain has again soaked the soil, accompanied by sweeping winds that have (on at least one occasion) cut Putnam County power lines. We’ve seen a thrilling wave of new life at Glynwood: chicks, lambs, goat kids, seedlings, tubers, flower bulbs, migratory birds, and fresh pasture, to name a few, have burst into being in the past few weeks alone. 

With this hectic season comes a need for additional help on Glynwood’s farm. There are unwieldy weeds to unearth, beds to prep, stubborn kids to corral, and chicken tractors to build. Over the past month, we have been lucky enough to welcome three new apprentices to the Glynwood farm crew. Although Ashanti, Ellie and Joanna each had to self-quarantine onsite for two weeks, they are now farming full speed ahead alongside our second-year vegetable apprentice, Christina. The apprentice cohort is being guided and supported by our full time farm team: Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm Lynda Prim, Director of Farm Stewardship Dave Llewellyn, Vegetable Production Manager Jarret Nelson, Herd Manager Nicole Scott, and Farm Marketing Coordinator Emily Lupico.

We feel very fortunate to have such an amazing farm team working the soil this season. Not only will they be growing food for our Glynwood Grown and Grazed CSA, but they will be integral in helping coordinate the donation of our farm fresh product to people in need in our region all season long. 

A little about the apprentices: