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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  • Entry 19 – “Gratitude Grows” by Reshama Damle I know, I still have 6 weeks to go until the end of my farmer training. But I’m feeling it. I know good things are ahead and there’s a lot of work still left to be done, but I’m feeling it. I’ve made these friendships and learned more than I ever thought I would and ...
  • Entry 18 – “Little Gaps” by Reshama Damle I’m blown away with how much I’ve learned by being on the farm. Every day I come to the farm I feel like I want to do more, feed the earth, plant another tree, spend more time digging in the dirt and over all lean into being more zero waste. The farm is a magical place. ...
  • Entry 17 – “The Mushroom Principle” by Reshama Damle Puffer mushrooms are popping up on the farm these days. Darren was one of the first to taste test them and now they are the latest delicacy of farm life.  I’ve been thinking about what mushrooms on the farm mean. I hear that they are good for the farm. The indicate that the space under ...
  • not all food is created equal – Iris Xu – Entry 08 Over the course of our program, I’ve really enjoyed our deep dive into how we grow food and why it matters. We’ve talked about the types of plants that are chosen in commercial growing and how an emphasis on appearance and shelf life is often at the expense of nutrition or taste. We’ve talked about how soil health influences plant ...
  • mother nature – Iris Xu – Entry 07 “Mother Nature is wreaking her fury…and sending some fairly strong signals that some things need to change.” It started with Houston. And for me, mostly because I’m from Houston, it hit close to home. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall, I spent the next few days obsessively texting my parents and hitting refresh on a myriad of ...
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