Farmers in Training Journal

<p style=”padding:10px;”>Journal entries below are from Interns in our Farmer Training Program. These entries are mean to provide insight into the world of farming from the view of newcomers, and serve as an educational resource for our community. We hope you enjoy these journal entries as much as our interns enjoy their time on the farm! </p>

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  • The Farm Is About Growth – Laurette Lavin – Entry 3 I like the idea of wearing overalls to work. But what attracts me most to being an urban farmer intern is the opportunity to grow as a person. There is a feeling among the interns that we are lucky to have found the farm… and each other. It seems I am not alone in coming ...
  • Chicken Hugs – Sara Tso – Entry 2 Last Friday I held a chicken! At first I was too nervous to try. Knowing animals can sense fear I was certain they’d flap their wings and I’d get clawed. But after two weeks of tending to their coops I was ready. Before I knew it, I was using any free moment to pick one up ...
  • “The Function of Freedom…” Chika Kondo Entry 02 “… is to free someone else.” – Toni Morrison #nobannowall #sanctuary_for_all For quite some time now, I’ve been pondering this question: “What does my duty to fight for freedom really look like?” It is a value I live by but I am constantly evaluating on whether or not I am truly making progress. In times like ...
  • Farmer as Healer – Alexis Takahashi – Entry 02 I have long had a contentious relationship with food. A couple of months after I began college, I started vomiting regularly. My regular bouts of nausea made it difficult for me to eat, and I began to feel weak and malnourished. After many tortured nights on WebMD with a wastebasket situated securely within reach, I ...
  • Chapter 2 – Tyler Silvestre – Entry 2 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”. There is so much to learn at Sarvodaya; I am learning about the farm, I am learning about myself. It is becoming more and more apparent to me that I need to slow down. Over the last few years, I’ve somehow made my life fast paced, ...
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