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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  • you can’t spell empowerment without women_chika kondo_entry 01 This week marks my first official week with sarvodaya farms! As I’m sure the same might be true for a lot of folks who become part of the sarvodaya farm, I really feel as though so many of my prayers, intentions I’ve been trying to set for myself, and dreams have catalyzed here. This isn’t ...
  • Things I learned on the Farm- Traci Weamer- Entry 01 “Never step on the beds.”  “You can pretty much do anything else on this farm and be forgiven, but never step on the beds.”   Got it.   Wow I can’t believe that only one week ago I was a naive, little (well sort of big actually; i am 6 feet tall) farmer wanna-be and just after one week ...
  • From the Lab to the Farm – Alexis Takahashi – Entry 01 My family has always joked about having black thumbs. Whenever we tried to plant anything in the rocky Connecticut soil, it would either quickly wither or fall victim to a deer’s appetite. So convinced was I of our family’s cursed botanical skills that I steered far away from anything plant-like, afraid to even purchase a ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Cindy Soto-Week of 01/09/17 A couple of posts back I talked about some seedlings I started with my kids. The farm was the reason why I decided to try and grow my own, since we are also learning how to start seedlings at the farm. Although I may not have all the supplies/amendments that the farm has, like vermiculite, ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Cecile Ledru – Week of 01/09/17 I am continuing here with basic identification characteristics of some plant families commonly found in farming… Umbelliferae or Apiaceae family Includes carrots, cilantro, fennel, celery, parsley, parsnip, cumin, caraway seeds… Seed: striated  Cotyledon (embryonic leaves): elongated leaves Flower: cluster of small flowers called ‘umbel’, in the shape of an ‘umbrella’ Hence the family name ‘Umbelliferae’   Amaranthaceae family Includes amaranth, spinach, swiss chard, beet, quinoa, lamb’s ...
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