SYI Blog

Hello! If you do not know me, I am Karen Postupac. This is my second blog post as a Summer Youth Institute intern.   Open Hand Ministry is one of the many aspects of my job as an intern. Open Hand is a multi-layered organization, which builds houses for people who cannot afford to live […]

I started this internship with Garfield Farm not knowing anything about gardening or permaculture or even what exactly Garfield Farm was doing. Along the way, I not only learned all that but also a variety of other things about farming. Some things I learned are how to start a garden from a yard, how to […]

Every Wednesday and Friday morning, I work with Open Hand Ministry doing construction on whatever house they are currently working on. I have mostly worked on a house on Rural St. but there was one day that a group of 50 high school students were going to be coming in and working on demolishing the […]