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 Supported Education: Guiding Urban Regeneration A few things I’m tired of: people becoming registered to teach yoga (a 3000 year old ancient spiritual practice)  after spending 25 days stretching, “Master” gardeners who became masters by staring at Powerpoint slides for 14 days, and permaculture “designers” who, after paying obeisances to their great spiritual eco-Jesus (usually a white male) for 12 ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Kelsey Zurcher-Entry 11-08/15 Can the solution for the Californian drought really be in our soil? The answer is……probably not, just because the issue is so large and complicated. However, maybe it could keep the drought’s effects from being so severe. This is an interesting thought that I have kept rolling around in my head for the last couple of weeks. ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Laura R – Entry 11 – 08/12/16 This week in our Wednesday class, Rishi taught about the importance of healthy soil – or was it more about the water – how the water soaks into soils – or the way we humans have been misusing our water – or all of the above – the topics are all so intertwined.  We only ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Tyler Bastian – Entry 10 – Week of 08/08/2016 This week on the farm Lynn reminded me that loss sucks, but is sometimes a catalyst for new gratitude; deeper gratitude. She also reminded me of the Runi line, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” Eleanor introduced me to the idea that while we Americans don’t often see it in this light, ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Kelsey Zurcher-Entry 10-8/08 The plant pictured above is a young black locust tree. The lot next to the farm is covered with them, and so since I have started they have always been a little bit of a threat to the farm. Whenever we see them growing on the outskirts of the farm, we are told to pull ...
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