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 – Tyler Bastian – Entry 09 – Week of 08/01/2016 Last night I had some family over to enjoy dinner and a movie in the backyard. Afterward we started talking and I was telling them how much I’ve been enjoying the Quaker meeting in Claremont. Seriously, if you haven’t been, I’d encourage you to go and see what it’s all about. It’s become one of ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Laura R – Entry 10 – 08/03/2016 So this week, my morning chore was taking care of the chickens and the quail. This means collecting their eggs, feeding them, giving them water, checking the bedding and for the quails – giving them fresh dirt to bathe in.  The photo was taken just this past Friday, August 5th, immediately after I gave them ...
  • Entry 8, Week of July 25th While filling the ponds this week I noticed that the flowers open when the sun comes out.This first picture is of the pond back by the chicken coops, at 8:22 am. This second photo is the same pond at 11:40am. Those ponds are a regenerative addition to the farm. Another cyclical system that maintains the ecosystem of ...
  • Farm Journal Entry- 8\2\16 In my former life, I was a community organizer. Over the years I have fought for and along with underserved communities around issues of hunger, homelessness, banking rights, welfare reform, responsible development, and a host of other issues. I find myself in a quandary these days, as my interests are now centered on farming. It’s ...
  • Entry 7, Week of July 18th I really enjoyed banding together and making a worm bench. If felt good to get my hands dirty and use power tools. I was really impressed with the design and how much Mike had considered the environment when choosing his materials. The sealer we put on to protect the wood was a mix of olive ...
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