October 14, 2015
Season Wraps Up for Farm Apprentices

Last week the farm and garden apprentices completed their six-month program at Green Gulch Farm. Apprentices made up two-thirds of the farm crew, shown below with Farm Manager Qayyum Johnson. Thanks to all on this crew and the garden crew (not shown) for their hard work and practice this season!

Back row L to R (apprentices marked "A"; staff unmarked): Kai Koerner, Vanessa Caldarelli (A), Duras Ruggles (A), Nathan Heintz (A), Emily Haefner (A), Qayyum Johnson, Max Balakoff (A), Zach Glenn (A). Front row: Hannah Perez-Postman, Alejandro Sanchez, Jake Burke (A), Sara Davis, Sean Kwo (A)

Back row L to R (apprentices marked “A”; staff unmarked): Kai Koerner, Vanessa Caldarelli (A), Duras Ruggles (A), Nathan Heintz (A), Emily Haefner (A), Qayyum Johnson, Max Balakoff (A), Zach Glenn (A).
Front row: Hannah Perez-Postman, Alejandro Sanchez, Jake Burke (A), Sara Davis, Sean Kwo (A).

Joshua Sandeman
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Medicine and the Dharma

Joshua Sandeman, a former SFZC resident, is a Nurse Practitioner based in Salem, Oregon. “Medicine puts me face-to-face with all manner of human suffering and it can be a challenge to take care of feelings of burnout, detachment, and despair."