I could go on for ages about what I learn while at Songaia, whether it’s interactions with the Earth or with the people - each day is a vital learning experience for me. We discussed this week about how the internship is marketed as a garden internship in a community environment, but the community aspect of Songaia is what is really outstanding to me.
As well, the community of the greater Seattle area is truly amazing to me. Each place we visit (namely The Tilth Alliance, Magnuson Park, Farmer Frog, public Universities, and even just Parks and Rec parks I swim at) seem to be supported in some way by the city or the counties and I feel as if that is very telling. Coming from the south (Houston, TX) and the east (well, Eastern Washington) I have become very cognizant of the differences in each environment, not only within local government, but with local mindsets and cultures as well.
I am very thankful to have the opportunity to be in this environment and to learn as much as I can so I can take it back to where I come from. After all, we are all connected and our common ground is the ground.