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

  • Farmer’s Journal- Ingrid Gutierrez Week 3 (June 20-24) I had little soil or plant interaction this week. My “chore” for the week included filling the water ponds and taking out the garbage. I did get a chance to trellis the rampicante, tomatoes, and cucumber, but the rampicante and tomatoes are to the top and I’m a short girl, so it could be challenging ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Ingrid Gutierrez Week 2 (June 13-17) It was an exciting week at the farm. After having done a walk through with Rishi the previous Friday and noting what was getting ready for harvest, seeing the growth and fruit after just 3 days, on Monday, was amazing. It sounds like something small, but considering the diversity of the plants in Sarvodaya Farm ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Tyler Bastian – Entry 03 – Week of 06/20/2016 This was a strange week for me, in general, and also at the farm. It’s the first time I didn’t lose myself in the work. Usually, I lose track of time on the farm. I missed that peace this week. It’s also the first time I had gopher trap duty as a chore, and the first ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – Sarah Harroff – Entry 03 – Week of 6/24 At 106 degrees by noon, last Monday was a scorcher on the farm. Wisely, we prioritized harvesting early in the day so that the afternoon could be devoted to tasks done in the shade. But now that some of that June gloom has burned off and we’re heading into summer in earnest, we enjoyed super-sized ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – LauraR – Entry 06/24/2016 The past couple of weeks have been extremely hot (just in case you didn’t notice) and the farm is holding up surprising well. Two Mondays ago when it was approximately 112 degrees in the Pomona area, I left the farm around 12:00, it hadn’t reached 112 yet, but it was still very hot. I live ...
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