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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  • Rainy days-Cheryl-Entry 01 Introduction:  My name is Cheryl Renee Simpliss.  I am not familiar with blogging so bear with me in the coming weeks.   I am the mother of three grown people aged 36, 34, and 26.  I moved to Pomona from Los Angeles in 1988 without any research, just looking for an affordable nice house and neighborhood.  In 2015 I was released from indentured ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Cindy Soto- Week of 12/26/16 Monday morning felt like a mellow morning, relaxing, cold, cloudy with only a few of us at the farm, as some are gone for the holidays. The compost pile was smaller than usual as well, but it just looked so beautiful to me, must have been the pink hues of the dried leaves that were ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Cecile Ledru – Week of 01/02/17 I am enjoying every aspect of learning at the farm. I love going home after a farming day and think of what I’ve learnt that day. Sometimes, it is just more practice in some aspect of farming, when farming gets more into my body, when integration of knowledge goes beyond the mind. Sometimes, it’s food for the ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Cecile Ledru – Week of 12/26 During our last lecture, we learnt about the main vegetables families. One of the idea for that was that it’s better to avoid planting together vegetables from the same family because of their shared characteristics that might attract similar pests, and extract the same nutrients from the soil. I wondered which plants then make the best ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Cindy Soto-Week of 12/19/16 It may be very cold in the mornings, with many of our green veggies leaves with frost but how do I enjoy it, just because I’m simply here at the farm. Monday was compost day, fruits like apples and persimmons going into the pile, brewery waste, branches put to make a nest for these fruits ...
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