The past week at the farm in PA was amazing. Things are really starting to come together. It is all very exciting and I just wanted to thank you for your part in helping make my aspirations come true. I know I have a long road ahead of me, but I am confident the knowledge and encouragement you have given me will serve me well. I look forward to returning north and visiting you and your family in your amazing new home, but I am sure I will be in touch with a question or two before then. I wish you all the best and thank you again for being a great boss, teacher, and friend.
Best regards, Andrew Buckwalter
Apprentice ’07 now running Buckhill Farm,
As a previous
At once, I felt welcomed into the community and began full time work. Of course, I got what I expected in terms of hard work, but gained a much more extensive knowledge of farm systems and how to properly start and run a successful CSA than I had ever expected from one season.
Sisters Hill Farm is different than many farms I've worked on or have visited around the country. Dave has set up so many systems that make things much easier than anticipated and he teaches you lots of effective "shortcuts" that make things simpler and take care of the land. In addition to the learning experience, the surrounding area is great, the people there are genuine, and the natural beauty is plentiful.
Paige Witherington, Apprentice ’04-05, now Head Farmer, Serenbe Farms www.serenbefarms.com
Apprentice Thank You's
Apprentice Thank You's
Below are a couple of thank you notes from former apprentices (used with permission) and a short description an apprentice wrote about her time here. You might find them informative......
I’ve learned so much from you—you are truly a mentor in the highest sense of the word. Thanks for everything—for trusting me with equipment, giving me responsibility, working along side me digging potatoes, challenging my creative problem solving skills, understanding when I goof, saying “thank you” everyday, greeting us with smiles every morning, showing us how things really work, taking time to explain, and being a superb farmer all around. I will take these lessons with me into my new farm career and continue learning and continue sharing with others. Sisters Hill is a special place. I feel blessed to have been a part of it. Thank you for a great season!
Erin Bullock, Apprentice ’08, started own farm, Mud Creek Farm,