From left to right: Ulli, Xandi, Scott, Silke, Jelena, Eva and Andrea.
Once again, this year we were fortunate to have such a wonderful group of people working, learning, living and giving on the farm. Our 2016 Farmies brought a collage of experience, talents and passions to our farming community. Xandi the plant expert continually amazing us with his knowledge of the natural world. Silke, university graduate of geography, keeping the community whole with her awareness for detail and emotion, as well as her hard work ethic learned from her years as a child growing up in the mountains of Bavaria. Jelena, the youngest of the group, brought such maturity living in the forest and enduring the elements. Her endless energy and radiating laughter still echoes through the valley. Eva, a graduate from the BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna), excelled as a farmer and helped in the preservation of the harvest during her free time. Lastly, Andrea, a graduate of Biology from the Karl Franzens University in Graz, contuributed to the farm a knowledge of the natural world, a great work ethic and tasty desserts during lunch break.
We were fortunate to have such great Farmies this year. And thanks to Juliane Köhler for the wonderful photo.