The Lund Fellows Program is an endowed donor-funded program with the aim to provide Cornell undergraduate students the opportunity for a hands-on eight-week internship experience on small-scale sustainable farms. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, vegetable gardening, food justice, urban gardening, aquaponics, youth agriculture education and organic cider production.
Though the internship is only eight-weeks, the program requires that students participate in both a one-credit pre- and post-internship class. The pre-internship class aims to prepare students for their internships, including community partner communication, safety and logistics, discussions on sustainable agriculture, introduction to critical thinking and cohort team building. The post-internship class provides space for personal reflection, group discussions and participation in the CALS Engaged Learning Symposium. I am looking to both improve the content of the classes and make facilitating the material more engaging.