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Yingqi Zhang ’18 farms at Buttermilk Falls CSA and Folk School

By Contributing Writer on December 3, 2015
Yingqi Zhang '18 interning at Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School in Osceola, WI

Yingqi Zhang ’18 interning at Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School
in Osceola, WI.

I worked as a garden intern on Buttermilk Falls farm during the summer. It is a 200 member CSA located at Osceola, WI and uses biodynamic and organic farming practices to grow food. My main focus was vegetable production, including greenhouse management, direct seeding, making compost, weeding, and harvesting. Apart from working in the field, interacting with the farm community also made up a huge part of my farm life. The most memorable event was my cooking night. I made 22 people about 300 Chinese dumplings with the assistance of four other interns in less than five hours. It turned out to be a real success. Everyone was enchanted by the food and couldn’t stop raving about it. Surrounded by the pleasant atmosphere, we had our first bonfire of the summer after the meal. It was a great time to bond with the community and get away from the rigorous working routine. After that night, I felt more connected to everyone on the farm.

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