First let me explain my situation. I'm from MI but live in NC now. I moved down here at the end of September 2007. I went back to MI for the following summer 08' and returned to NC in September of 08'. I will be leaving again for MI the first week of May to begin my job again as an Orchard Scout.
While here in NC I take whatever job I can find, usually retail. With the job market being so bad it is hard to find anything good but luckily I get to say goodbye to retail this week! I found a job at a small greenhouse operation. Finally, I get to be outside beneath the sun instead of under fluorescent lites surrounded by a sea of messy clothing.
Today was my first day at Fred's greenhouses. I potted up lots of little seedlings including Thyme, Lemon Balm, Parsley, chives, Bronze Fennel, Lamium, Swiss Chard, and a few others I cannot recall. I have my first sun burn of the season on my arms and my fingernails were good and dirty!
The plants that I will be potting up!
Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights"
Thyme and Garlic Chives
I will also be helping to run his booth at the Piedmont Farmers Market. I'm looking forward to this experience since it's something I intend to do myself in the future. I will work for Fred until I leave in May for MI. I will return in September and hopefully begin work for Fred again. I am very excited about this new learning experience at the farm markets. Its going to be a nice spring!