The Antioch Farm and the Farm-to-Table Program are excellent assets to the Antioch community. The Farm program works to support students who are interested in environmental science, sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, and more, during their time on study-quarters, as well as on co-ops. Co-op Student Lincoln Rose, Class of 2020, is currently working on the Antioch Farm, as well as in the Antioch Kitchens. Link shares some information about the job responsibilities, as well as the experience, below:
“I’m working at the Farm-to-Table Co-op at the Antioch College Farm for my first co-op. I’ve been working here for the past five weeks, and I’ve had a wonderful experience so far. Every day at 8:00am I tend to the chickens on the farm. Waking up early is pretty wild for me, but seeing the chickens fills my heart with vigor. Every other day, I spend time with the baby chicks in the Glen Trailside Museum, and they are cool dudes. My duties consist of mowing, tilling, planting and transplanting, and weeding on the farm. Some days I work in the kitchens and prepare the food that we harvest.
I had a lot of anxiety about my first co-op, but working on the farm and in the kitchens has been wonderful. All of my co-workers are the biggest sweethearts, and have taught me a dang lot about farming, cooking, and identifying different plants. My favorite part of my work is finding frogs in the farm and resting my head next to them and looking into their frog eye balls. I would highly recommend working on the farm, or visiting during volunteer hours (Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm)!”
To find out more about our Farm-to-Table Program, and to explore our website, click here!