Where are they now?
Judith M’Hone, a Garden Apprentice in the 2016 growing season at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, originally from Botswana, is now the Lead Farm Educator at City Growers, a nonprofit in New York, NY. A large part of Judith’s job is educating New York City youth about food systems and environmental awareness. She teaches youth about where […]
Volunteers are Awesome
National Volunteer Week this year is April 23rd to 29th but, sometimes you just can’t wait a month to say THANK YOU to our many AWESOME volunteers! Our volunteers come in many forms – some donate their time and energy to teaching our Whole Farm Workshops. Thank you to Steve Diebele of Golden Bear Farm, […]
Where are they now?
Michael Fields has had a rich tradition of hosting garden students, intern and apprentices; these individuals join us from Wisconsin, the U.S., and from all over the world. It is always such a pleasure to reconnect and find out what we’ve all been up to. Jérôme LALOUX is originally from France and was working with […]
2016 Garden Intern Updates
“Hi, my name is Hoa and I’m from Vietnam. I am doing my 2nd year apprenticeship at MFAI which I feel so fortunate to have. This year is a big change for me since I have learnt and worked at the same time with coaching the 1st year interns. I’ve felt so mature in compare […]
Love in the Fields
Julie Battaille and Tyler Delsart were previous apprentices at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. Julie is from Brussels, Belgium and Tyler comes from Green Bay, WI. Both reached out to Michael Fields to expand their knowledge about sustainable agriculture. Never would they have imagined that they would find love in the fields. “I was hesitant to […]
Our Students Are Everywhere!
One of the main goals of our summer student program is to expose our crew to not only our style of farming but LOTS of styles of farming. To do this we attend workshops, fields days and even volunteer at other farms to help with larger projects such as putting up a small hoop house. […]
Help fund the Gardens @ Michael Fields
Your contribution will help us continue teaching Sustainable Agriculture to beginning farmers from around the world. The Garden Apprentices and Interns live at the institute for the seven month growing season. They work, learn and grow in the gardens – from seed selection, farm planning, best growing practices, business planning to market – we need […]
Time to Clean Up
The season has officially come to an end here at The Gardens. My last student left on the 13th, now it’s time to look to the future once again. I’m happy to report I was able to get most of my seeds, my potting mix and even some supplies for the students ordered. Julie and […]
David Mroch, 2015 Garden Intern
My name is David Mroch. I grew up in East Troy, Wisconsin and was always aware of Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. My professional background for the last 13 years has been in live music entertainment. I am owner of Backpocket Productions LLC and am contracted as a promoter rep and production manager for arena, amphitheater, […]
Monica Hanson, 2015 Garden Intern
Hello! My name is Monica and I feel fortunate to have MFAI close to home! I am from Waukesha and attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where as a returning adult-student, I am pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and Environmental Science. As an Intern this summer I look forward to expanding my knowledge on sustainable […]
Hoa Dao, 2015 Garden Intern
Hi! My name is Hoa and I’m the intern from the farthest country for 2015 season – Vietnam. I have been working for almost 3 years after graduated from university but I always look for some changes in my life. Then I decided to join the internship at Micheal Fields Agricultural Institute just because I […]
Tyler Delsart, 2015 Garden Apprentice/2014 Garden Intern
Hi! My name is Tyler. I am 26 years old and this is my second year at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. To explain a bit about my background, I am a student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. My focus is Environmental Science. At UW-GB, I helped maintain their laboratory greenhouse and rooftop garden. My […]