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

  • The Proof is in the Plants How well does my compost work? In the absence of higher quality research, the plants tell it best. A germination test using quick-germinating seeds like radish would also help. Manju planted some tomato seedlings in chicken-scratched soil from the orchard and some in red soil from the compost area. Red color in soil is generally an indication ...
  • Farmer’s Journal Laura R – Entry 03 – Week of 06/03/16 Every Wednesday on the farm, Rishi present a formal class. All the interns gather around the white board and listen to learn something new or maybe just to understand something better than we did before.  We take notes and pictures of the white board. Rishi also records the classes, so we can all listen later. Over the last ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Faye Nahm- Entry 01, Week of 06/05/16 Hello! My name is Faye, and I am an aspiring farmer. I can’t say when this desire began, but I’ve been asking friends to call me ‘Farmer Faye’ for quite a while now. I heard about Sarvodaya Farms through my friend, Katie, who was in the same Master Gardener program as I was, and I ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – J.D. Cerince – Entry 8 – Week of 6/04 I was recently talking to a friend about my interest in farming and food. I explained that I’m passionate about it because it’s all so new to me. I didn’t grow up with a rich culinary background or family that grew food. I’m the first generation after a 2 generation gap of gardeners. Honestly up ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – LauraR – Entry 02 – Week of 05/27/16 I just completed the third week of my internship. There have been many firsts for me in that time and I am learning rapidly. I have tasted my first mulberry and my first silver slicer cucumber. (However, I haven’t tasted the kohlrabi yet as it looks like something from outer space.) I learned that the ...
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