So far the internship has been a lot of fun, and I have learned a lot. Waking up early to work on a farm is a great way to start my day, even though somedays I am more tired than others. This week I learned, how to make a drip irrigation system, to help water the new plants that we planted for the farmers market. I felt like such a handy women, and it feels great to do projects that you know are going to make a huge impact on the garden. I also learned that flea beetles, callipiters and whiteflies are not plant friends. The flea beetles like to nibble at the plants, making them look like the leafs are fish net pantie hose, the callipiters make the leafs look like they are skeletons and the whiteflies like to not only attack trees, but humans too. We also got to harvest cucumbers, they were ginormous and very prickly.
The rest of the week I worked on my Howdy Farm project. I am assigned 9 various veggies, that most consumers do not know what they are or how to use them. Therefore, I am making fact sheet pamphlets to allow consumers to better understand about the vegetable and how to better use them. I am so excited about this project, because I will be able to use this in my career and display it to my colleagues. But I am also learning how to use new software and expand my technology knowledge, which is a great thing that I know I will be able to re-use in the future.
I’m a Nutrition major from Texas A&M, graduating in December. I’m a spunky, fun, and bubbly gal who spontaneously try’s new things. Throughout my college career I was involved in: starting up a fitness club, interned for a Nationally recognized Registered Dietitian, a Congressman in D.C., and now a local farm. I also currently make food for our Astronauts, and have joined the Texas A&M Sports Car, Water Skiing, and Polo clubs just to name a few.