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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  • Farmer’s Journal-Susan Nina Kim- Entry 03-Week Nov. 6th, 2016 Last week I wrote about cover cropping and sure enough Rishi had us cover cropping an area back by the fruit trees and chickens.  Sections were planted in the past seasons and we were filling in one section that was still barren.  A seed mix of peas, flaxseeds, vetch, rye, wheat and clover were used.   ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Susan Nina Kim- Entry 02, Week of Oct 31, 2016 Cover crops in the most basic sense are crops grown for protection and to enrich the soil between harvests.   They are planted to work hard at managing soil erosion by keeping valuable topsoil in place hence increasing soil fertility and quality.  The cover crop keeps moisture from leaving and therefore, managing water intake.  Cover crops ...
  • A little research on urban development and wildlife Sad news…A recent study states that 58% of the world wildlife has been declining in the last 40 years (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37775622).  Some of the main causes for this decline are habitat loss and fragmentation. Urban development, especially in a place like Los Angeles that is so spread out, contributes to both. Major freeways in LA for ...
  • A little research on Organic Waste Food waste or organic waste today is a big problem in the US. Although some places do compost, or some people compost at home, the majority doesn’t. From my personal experience of going to restaurants, or anywhere to eat, one small mistake on the dish means trash, or a half-eaten plate goes to trash. Even ...
  • Farmer’s Journal Krysta W. (October 3-7) A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE FARM. Sometimes, the best way to experience the farm, is through images.                        
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