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 – Laura R – Entry 15 – 09/30/16 So there have been plenty of posts regarding the infamous fig beetles that were so abundant at the farm this year.  Even I have commented on them and one thing that for me that has come as a side benefit from working at the farm is that I am no longer afraid of them. I ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Laura R – Entry 14 – 9/30/16 Last year when I really began learning about sustainable garden principles, one of the first things I did was to eliminate my garden boxes. And inspired by one of the Growing Club meetings I attended where we sheet mulched Carolyn’s yard, I decided to level the soil a bit, covered it with cardboard and minimal ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Susan Nina Kim- Entry #1, Week of Sept 18, 2016 Ever have one of those feelings that you have been at a place before but you really haven’t —well that is exactly what I felt my first week at the farm! Complete deja-vu signaling I was at the right place at the right time.  I think I have been dreaming of this farm for many many ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Tyler Bastian – Entry 16 – Week of 09/19/2016   Are you stressed about money? If you are, if you wish you had more of it, if you feel like it’s a battle, this might help. Isn’t it funny how the farm spends only what it has? There is no credit line at the bank, far as I’ve ever heard. I’ll bet if Rishi needs new irrigation ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Ingrid Gutierrez Week 10 (Aug 8-12) Long cayenne peppers: don’t harvest until super red! I was super synced with this week’s lecture for some reason. Wednesday morning, Faye and I were working in the kitchen area, she was washing and bundling greens, while I washed harvest bins at the sink. And I somehow started sharing things that would be shared (an hour later) ...
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