My internship far exceeded my expectations. As soon as I arrived at Turtle Island I was flung into learning situations that todays modern youth only read about. The limits to my learning were barred by nothing at Turtle island. Within only the first two hours of being around Eustace I was covered in blood from having skinned and gutted my first two deer. The month that followed built on that to create a legendary experience of barn raisin', tree felling, timber milling, blacksmithing, and old fashioned hard work and fun. The Turtle Island staff are among the most friendly and welcoming people I have ever met. It was a time that marked a turning point in my life and one that I will not soon forget.
After finishing my internship at Turtle island Preserve and coming back into the world, I see everything with a different and much keener eye. It is unbelieveable the waste I overlooked before in my life and just EVERYWHERE! My time at TIP has impacted me greatly. I am excited to apply the principles I learned at the island. You guys are wicked awesome and I miss you heaps!
Simon Woods, BC, Canada
My internship at Turtle Island was absolutely foundational for the strength that I have in my life right now.
Jeremy "Bo" Hewitt
My cooking internship at Turtle Island Preserve exceeded my expectations. It was the ultimate challenge, showing me what I am capable of doing with the love and support from the T.I. community. Everyone was instantly welcoming, including me in the community, accepting me the way I was and making me feel like an integral part of the whole. The wood cookstoves created the best tasting food I have ever had.
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts
Our time at Turtle Island continues to be a valuable experience to draw from in all of our projects here on our new farm.
Paul and Terra
Veteran interns of two years