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Peppers! By Celeste Monke
Peppers! By Celeste Monke

‘Tis the season. Temperatures are high and the hothouse fruits are fruiting. This furry fellow still has some days to go, but should turn into a spicy 2” beast with a heat level somewhere between Serranos and Cayenne. A furry pepper you ask? Yes. It’s a Rocoto pepper, from the Andean highlands species Capsicum pubescens […]

Participatory Pollinators by Eli
Participatory Pollinators by Eli

My initial idea for an intern project for the year was to keep mason bees in home-made nests and try to overwinter them on the farm.  If it was successful the farm could possibly reduce or eliminate the honeybee hives we pay to bring in each spring, thereby internalizing some cost and becoming more self-reliant.  […]

Internship Go!
Internship Go!

Our 2014 interns have arrived, and we’re already through the first two weeks of the thirty-five exciting weeks of education!  The interns engage in one full day of education each week while doing correlating work on the farm the other four days. In these first few weeks we have been busy introducing overviews of some […]

Intern Projects: Working towards Sustainability, #4
Intern Projects: Working towards Sustainability, #4

Intern Profile: Chris Henderson Chris broke from an eight-year career as a wind energy engineer in Seattle to come to Cloud Mountain as a full-time farming intern. During his undergraduate years studying engineering at Michigan State University, Chris became active in environmental issues and committed to positive solutions. “How we generate and use energy is […]

Intern Projects: Working towards Sustainability, #3
Intern Projects: Working towards Sustainability, #3

Intern Profile: Lily Morgan Lily is a student at Fairhaven College at Western Washington University.  So she could commit to 40 hours a week for eight months, Lily took spring and fall quarters off from school in order to participate in Cloud Mountain’s internship program. A native of Portland, Ore., she moved north to attend […]

Intern Projects: Working for Sustainability, #2
Intern Projects: Working for Sustainability, #2

Intern Profile: Hilary Graham  Hilary grew up in the suburbs of San Francisco and attended college at the University of CA, Santa Cruz getting her degree in American Studies. After college she worked for a Bay Area municipality’s waste reduction program but realized her need to be outdoors, working with her hands to create something […]


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