This is the final entry in our series of TC3 Farming Student Perspectives. Students who took Introduction to Soil Science (ENVS 115) in the Fall of 2015 were asked to write a short piece about their experience, and these are the results.
You can read other student perspectives HERE: HAILEY – MARIA – CEDRIC – JUSTIN – INDIGO – HANNAH
TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Candice
When I first started this program it was a complete shot in the dark, I didn’t really know much about farming for food. I am used to farming hay, corn, soybeans and things. At first when I didn’t really have an answer as if I liked my program or not. I kind of just tossed myself into TC3 and was going to go for liberal arts and had thoughts about the farm but also had thoughts about transferring to another college for a Vet Tech. Looking back now I am glad that I chose to stay with this program at the farm and learn what I learned this semester.
After the first month being on the farm I knew this was my path, this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to learn where my food comes from, and how it grows from seed to an actual food on my plate. I was interested in learning more about how the food gets to the grocery store and the Wegmans class trip did that for me. Being on the farm twice a week with my class-mates really brought me close to them, working with them twice a week is really fun as well. You get to know them pretty well and you get to be connected with them. Some of the things that were my favorite things to do on the farm was to plant garlic. The day we planted garlic it was an all-girls day and we had many laughs and shared many stories while working. I also loved picking the carrots and harvesting the potatoes.
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