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-Kelsey Zurcher-Entry 07- 7/18 Oh the carnage!! This week was the first week we were able to harvest the okra. I have never personally tried okra, but the name and sight of it are familiar and remind me of my grandmother. “mmmmm I love me some fried okra” she’d say, and it would always strike me as silly because she would ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Faye Nahm- Entry 07, Week of 7/18/16 On Friday, LA Compost founder, Mike, and one of his interns, Billy, came to teach us how to make a beautiful vermicomposting bench. Essentially, you can eat your apple ON the bench and throw the core away IN the bench! The worms inside the bench slurp up the goods and produce beneficial excrete called castings ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Faye Nahm- Entry 06, Week of 7/11/16   It’s one thing to walk into the food jungle of Sarvodaya and see the life that is already in existence just waiting to be observed, praised, and consumed. It’s a whole other experience to clean a row, prep the soil, dig in the footings for the trellises, set the irrigation lines, plant the seeds, and watch ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Tyler Bastian – Entry 06 – Week of 07/11/2016 Wednesday on the farm we heard stories of cats. I’ve met very few animals in my life I didn’t like. Fish, dogs, deer, cows, all sorts of rodents, birds, you name it, I LOVE animals. But cats are some of my favorites. Here’s why. I once went to a conference where, much to my chagrin, they ...
  • 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 ...
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