Hi, there. I am Logan Gidula, current student at Antioch College- Class of 2019. I spent my whole first two terms knocking out my foundational courses so that I could get on to the good stuff. I want to be a water quality and conservation specialist, which is going to take some self-designing in my field, but currently I am on track to achieve my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science. As a water quality specialist, I want to know where the water comes from, how to cleanse it for drinking/make it potable, and what makes for potable but also healthy water, as well as, what each mineral is used for in the body and in what quantity each mineral is needed. At this time, I want to study neuropathy and philosophy in the field of neurogenesis- the development of pathways and new brain cells interest me the most.
I believe it is crucial and have a passion to develop a strong skill set in the development of eco-friendly farmland and an arrangement of knowledge in the healthy use and conservation of natural, organic, growing techniques; and among this knowledge I strongly value the basic knowledge in when and why to germinate and plant specific produce and herbs throughout the secular year. I am currently in La Madera, New Mexico, working as an intern for my first Co-op (Spring 2016) on an eco friendly farm: OWL PEAK FARM, whose mission statement is as follows: “To provide affordable food, non-GMO locally adapted seed, and agro-ecology education to our community.” As an intern I am learning the basics of organic produce production and seed conservation, greenhouse and farmland maintenance, compost science, water distribution techniques, and in a general sense- what it is like to live and function on a growing organic farm of the early 21st Century. https://m.facebook.com/OwlPeakFarm/
If you would like to just get away from everything and enjoy the magical land of La Madera whilst getting to know yourself and the skills of grounds keeping, cooperative education with Cliff River Springs is right up your alley! I have been learning the art of resort maintenance, alongside Antioch alumni- Hope Atterbury- cleaning ancient waters, renovating paths, and eating organic food from her farm and I’ve got to admit, this land is very magical and it is a blast watching it come alive in the spring. I would tell you more, but you never know what to expect up here in the high desert/highlands/near-wilderness of northern New Mexico’s pocket of personal fantasy- La Madera, NM! http://www.cliffriversprings.com