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The Benefits of Interning on a Farm
Oct 19, 2016
The Perennial Plate
High in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado, Tomten Farms offers the opportunity to learn agriculture through an internship program. Named after a mischievous gnome in an old children’s tale, the farm teaches young people the pillars of permaculture. “Let’s give people the opportunity to try something,” says the farm’s owner Kris Holstrom in this short film, 9,000 Feet. “You learn the most from failing, but if you aren’t encouraged to try, you won’t.”
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Author: Erica Moriarty
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