I have nothing but appreciation to give to Sol, Kendall, and their most immense small farm. They welcomed us into their space and provided us with absolute hospitality to go along with a comprehensive educational experience in matters agricultural, spiritual, and interpersonal. In concrete terms, I felt that I was provided more than adequate food, housing, and scheduling. In less concrete terms, my time at Pollination Project provided a sense of purpose and safety during extremely unsettling times.
The days at the farm are collaborative to their very core. The interns, Sol, and a rotating crew of friendly faces from the community are all essential to the realization of the farm's vision. Your voice is heard here, and the payoff for giving your time to this work is undeniable. Leaving the farm, I felt stronger and more nourished than at any other point in my life. I feel strongly that the sense of vitality this space provides is a product of the connectedness to the land and allies that are tended to throughout the season.
Having moved on from the farm, my connection to it has only become more clear. There is a delight that comes from regenerating the land and developing a community that can only be felt, and I recommend wholeheartedly that you consider spending a season at Pollination Project if these values are meaningful to you. There is so much more to be said--the meals, book exchanges, technical training, adventures with the team, bears and coyotes, and honest to goodness friendship all deserve recognition--but I leave it to you budding farmer to feel it in your own way :).