From the post, “Looking Back at Silver City and Earth Medicine 2012”:
During the summer of 2012 I completed a 2 and1/2 month internship working and living on Townside Farm, a small-scale 2 acre organic veggie farm and CSA in Silver City, NM. At nearly the same time, interspersed throughout the farm internship, I completed an “Earth Medicine” Apprenticeship with Julie McIntyre from the Foundation for Gaian Studies at Agave Ridge Retreat Center in the surrounding wilderness of the Gila National Forest. Logistically, the Apprenticeship took me off the farm to the retreat center for one 5-day intensive each month – June, July and August. That left 7 weeks for living, learning and working at the farm, and one final week off the farm backpacking and exploring the vast wilderness of the Gila on my own. Though I will only receive university credit for the farm internship, reflecting on all aspects of the summer experience is necessary to see the value of the wholeness of the trip in relation to my education in the Consciousness-Based Sustainable Living Program at MUM.
Pictures of my Living Quarters at Townside Farm and my trip to the sacred hotsprings and historic Cliff Dwellings
As part of earning University credit for my internship with Townside Farm I wrote a series of blog posts which you can find links to below.
About Townside Farm
Townside Farm: “Definitely Worth Weeding For”
Posted on June 24, 2012
About Silver City
Greetings from New Mexico!
Posted on June 17, 2012
Community Supported Agriculture
A Brief History Lesson
Posted on July 3, 2012
The Juicy Details
Posted on July 21, 2012
Looking Back at Silver City and Earth Medicine 2012
Posted on November 18, 2012