Vanessa Zapata ‘13

Green Fire Farm, Hoopa, CA
Major: International Relations, Minor: Asian Studies

The primary goal for me this summer was to farm and farm as much as I could. I chose to work at Green Fire Farm in Hoopa California to truly immerse myself in the farming profession. For the past two and a half months I have worked hard and have been satisfied with the work I've done each and everyday. Farming has been one of the most difficult and fulfilling jobs I have ever experienced. Green Fire Farm is a full on market farm. It is 6 acres of a wide array of vegetable crop, a small vineyard and even smaller fruit orchard. I worked in almost every aspect of this farm. I participated for CSA harvest, market harvest, harvest for wholesale and for our local low income CSA.