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 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 ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Haleemah Henderson- Entry 2 Its week three on the Sarvodaya Farm. I love that I always experience something new. I’m learning a lot and  grateful for the opportunity to get my hands in the dirt, literally and figuratively. In my short time here, I have grown to love some of the may farm tasks assigned. These are a few ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Faye Nahm- Entry 04, Week of 06/20/16 This week was HOT! My car registered 113 degrees on Monday, which made me so grateful on Wednesday for the cooler temperatures of the high 90s. But even with the consecutive days of scorching heat, the farm looked great- a true testament to the health and high water retention capacity of the soil as well ...
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