Silas is interested in becoming a farmer. He chose Red Sunflower Farm to learn the business of sustainable farming, so that he can take that knowledge back home, enroll in a college and pursue a degree in business. It's been an eye-opening experience for him, and he wakes every morning with the excitement of a young parent, to check the growth of seedlings. He feels as though he is connected on some deeper level with Mother Nature, planting a seed, watching it grow, and harvesting it.
Recently I took him out in the dead of night with a flash light to see the soil come alive with night crawlers. "They're everywhere," he said. His hand trying to mimic the motion of the worms coming out of the ground.
"Silas, what would you do if you had no fear?" I asked.
Silas answered, "Skydive," with a laugh. But then he became serious, "Skip the business degree and go directly into farming." But Silas knows enough to realize that the business degree is an important component to his success.