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>

Latest Posts

  • Community Composting – Laurette – Entry #5 What I love about composting is the idea of different ingredients and people coming together for a common cause: Great Soil.   From the sticks we gather around the farm for the base of the pile, to the sycamore leaves I’ve been bringing from my tree at home, to the brewery waste Lynn picks up ...
  • Farming, Politics, Control and Ownership- Traci Weamer- Entry 4 Quite the header, I know.  In fact, in this post I’m not going to really talk about politics per se, but rather, I think its through politics that we get a closer look at the complexity of humanity. We all want to do what is best- no doubt.  This is the struggle between right and wrong ...
  • Time-cheryl-#3 Since the passing of my mother earlier this month, the subject of time, balance, and the purpose of life have been in the forefront of my consciousness.   Time is rapidly spinning out of control, so I have to purposely slow down and “watch the movie”, as the Hopi Indians say. Procrastination and fear has played ...
  • “The political process of decolonization…” Chika Kondo Entry_05 “…is also a way for us to learn to see clearly.” –bell hooks WARNING… it’s a long post so I’ve decided to save the reader’s need to scroll forever to get to other people’s lovely posts. This week we had an open ended check-in and conversations flowed about how we’ve been interacting and conversing with people of ...
  • Week 1-2 The long and the short of it (Sylvia) Intro-  The long and personal version is here in an essay I wrote awhile back:  http://www.connectingwithin.com/reclaiming-wholeness-an-essay-on-my-personal-journey/ The short, is that I have been admiring the work of the The Growing Home/Club for many years now; always feeling that I had come home when with Manju, Rishi and family. For years, connection to them has sustained me ...
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