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 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 ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Faye Nahm- Entry 05, Week of 07/04/16 This week, I had the privilege of celebrating with the most recent graduating class of farmer trainees at the “Pitchforks, Poop, and People” potluck. The food was great, the people were great, and the environment was great. But what really stood out to me was the overwhelming sense that I had made the right choice ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Kelsey Zurcher- Entry 05- 7/04   What is nature, and what is natural? It is defined in the webster dictionary as the physical world and everything in it (such as plants, animals, mountains, oceans, stars, etc.) that are not made by people the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing the physical constitution or drives of an organism something that does not contain anything ...
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