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- Haleemah Henderson- 7/19/16 I finally had the opportunity to work on composting last week. We had to layer food waste and horse bedding on one pile, and turn another pile, while integrating dried leaves. Despite the smell, the yucky splash of rotten fruit, and horse manure slipping into the tops of my shoes, I so thoroughly enjoyed myself. Let ...
  • Entry 6, week of July 11th The farm was alive this week, too alive with the buzz of the Fig Eater Beetle. With the help of my handy dandy tennis racket, and Kelsey’s assistance, not only is the farm is a much quieter place, but the chickens are full and happy.    
  • Entry 5, week of July 4th The farm is full of a variety of insects. Fig Eater Bettle… Grasshopper… Monarch Butterfly Cocoon?… Lady Bugs… Even some insects we have never seen before. ?… ?… It’s so intriguing to see mysterious beautiful insects, just going on with their day, in their little habitat, like they aren’t anything special. As we stare at them with wondrous eyes and call each other ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Kelsey Zurcher-Entry 06-7/11 I am excited that now I have been graced by strategies to make my future garden (once I get a house)! On Wednesday we learned about sheet mulching as a strategy to start a farm/garden. Sarvodaya was first established through this strategy. First, 10-12 inches of wood chips were laid on top of the soil ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Tyler Bastian – Entry 05 – Week of 07/04/2016 This week I was asked what I‘ve enjoyed about my time at the farm. I’ve enjoyed learning, and I’ve enjoyed meeting & working with the people immensely, but the thing that’s been the most surprising, the thing I answered with, is the mental peace and clarity I get there. Sometimes I’m working alone, sometimes with ...
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