A farming apprenticeship feels more like attending grad school, bootcamp, and a monastery all at the same time. As we are cultivating the fields, we are continually cultivating ourselves - mind, body, and soul. I’m also learning to do things I never thought I could - from operating a tractor, or creating a crop plan, to feeling comfortable administering medicine to a flock of sheep.
Mark has created a work environment that brings out the best in his apprentices while simultaneously challenging us to go further - to continue reaching toward our potential. He has been an excellent mentor since I joined the Saltbox family last July; his light is infectious and his commitment to his craft is incredible.