JK Community Farm hosted its annual Intern Day for area companies on Friday.
Businesses were invited to send teams of interns to the farm for teambuilding as well as a chance to give back to the community. Five companies—Infinitive, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Pine Ridge Landscaping, CapRelo and JK Moving—sent around 30 interns for a day of harvesting and caring for crops.
“Everything is grown beyond organic. We follow regenerative agricultural practices which means we are putting everything back into soil that we are taking out, that way we can keep growing on this land. And we aren’t stripping the soil of its nutrients, so we can provide the most nutrient dense produce to the food pantry’s,” Kuhn said.
She said they are always grateful for the volunteers, like the interns who came out today to help.
“The need is so high, so we are so grateful for the volunteers who can help us make sure the food pantries stay stocked with this fresh food,” said Kuhn.
Lauren Kourie is an intern with CapRelo. She had never harvested vegetables before but did plant some a few weeks ago at JK Community Farm. She said harvesting is fun, but hard work.
“It’s kind of like a workout,” she said between bending over and cutting the stems of cabbage and wiping sweat from her brow.