Seems just like yesterday that kids were content with internships at Morgan Stanley and Condé Nast. Hell, once kids were happy with spending the summer slinging burgers at the local drive-through. Well, not anymore. Given our country’s love of locavore life, the hot new summer job is farming.
According to the Daily News, Brooklyn Grange has 15 interns this summer, up from last summer’s two. Most of the farming interns interviewed in the story had chosen farm life because, unsurprisingly, they thought office life sucked and they were still full of ideals, believing that they could change the world. And maybe they can. But it might be somewhat of a challenge when you only have two acres of usable land.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 7, 2011