Friday, March 7, 2014

If you are in the Lancaster, PA area, consider applying to our internship program which runs May through October. It was 8 years ago my hours from my community organizing job were cut back and I had the ability to get my hands in the dirt. I was burned out from the non profit world, crisis after crisis and wanted to learn how to heal myself and be a better help to those I wanted to provide for. It was the best decision I made. I interned at Goldthread Herb Farm in Conway, MA and started dreaming up my plan to move back to my hometown and start something similar. I hoped to start a community supported medicine program, teach people how to heal themselves with herbs and at the same time be a physical place for people to come and learn. I wanted to grow as many medicinal plants and life activated food as possible on a small scale. Today I am so thankful for seeing this dream come to fruition. I thank my partner, Casey for sharing this vision with me to start Lancaster Farmacy. We are going on our 5th growing season and have had the chance to work with amazing interns and volunteers every year. Our farm community continues to grow and become what we call the "farmily" Consider doing something different and giving yourself the chance to tune into a new rhythm.  (Eli, farmer and co founder of Lancaster Farmacy)