We have hosted several tours recently, some large, some small. A tour for Keene State, the local college, resulted in us getting a new intern, Dani, who has been a great help the past couple weeks. She will be writing a post soon about her experiences here.
We also gave a tour to Jamie and Nancy Richards, of Am Braigh Farm, outside Toronto, Canada. We really enjoyed the give and take with them about our operation and theirs. They recently posted about the tour here. I've written in the past that we enjoy showing people around our farm, because we learn as much from them as they do from us. I told Jamie that "There's no plagiarism in farming." Everything we've done we've learned from somebody else, and we're happy to pass that on.
Two weeks ago we hosted a tour for the Monadnock Food Co-op, for their customers and employees. We had about 20 people show up, who all seemed very interested in our operation. Laura Carbonneau did an excellent job coordinating the tour for the co-op. She recently wrote about it here.
Even though the third part of our mission, i.e. education, has been slow to unfold, we are encouraged by the interest in people touring our farm, and thus being able to do a little teaching, and also starting to have interns again, and teaching there too. All of us here at SCSA, Rich, Carol, Laurel, Micah, and myself, all enjoy teaching and look to forward to more of it in the future. ---Steve