Farming Isn’t All Fun and Games

Throughout my two visits to Gaining Ground, I have learned more about farming in the fields than I could have in two weeks in school. I have really learned farming isn’t all fun and games. There are tasks that will leave your sore for a week. After going through what these farmers do every day, I have newfound respect for everyone who chooses to work on a farm, especially when 100% of your produce goes to charity. Although I went to the farm last fall, it was a lot less demanding then than it was this time.

After helping pick, week and lay down soil, I feel a sense of accomplishment that is only felt after knowing what you have done will feed people other than yourself. Meeting all these farmers made me feel proud of the world we live in because we know there are people like them that are still trying to make a difference in the world for the better. I hope that in the future, I will have many more opportunities to help the less fortunate. I would like to thank the wonderful farmers and volunteers who give their all in the field.

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