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- Noy R.- Entry 09-Week of 5/6/16 It’s been really nice having a legitimate spring this year, as opposed to the typical pre-summer hot season that Southern California (in name only) calls “spring”. The cooler weather has allowed certain vegetables an extended growing season at Sarvodaya (i.e. kale, lettuces, and broccoli) some more than others, but more importantly, cooler weather has allowed us to ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – J.D. Cerince – Entry 7 – Week of 5/06 Last Sunday I taught a small class with Jeremy Samson at the Anaheim Packing House about how water and soil interact with the presence of organic matter in the form of compost. To demo this I created a small test environment of three tubes filled with different composition. (From right to left) Soil with no ...
  • Compost Tea Results Our compost tea had no effect on bagrada bug, so our plan is to get rid of all the brassicas. We had also tried our compost teas on cucumber seedlings, and it appears that JD’s application is flourishing the best. On the blueberries, the set under my passively aerated tea application showed a boost in fruiting ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Noy R.- Entry 08-Week of 4/15/16 On Wednesdays after our weekly harvest, we hold our class sessions in which we discuss topics on anything and everything having to do with farming/ecology. This aspect of the farmer in training program is invaluable in that we discuss in depth, processes and concepts that are seemingly obvious, but that I suspect are all too often ...
  • Agro-ecology is a divine recommendation. And tilling is sinning. I was reading the Quran in preparation for my Scripture Study Group later in the week and I stumbled across a verse that I felt completely affirmed some of the concepts I have learned and experienced on the farm. The conversation between the Pharaoh in Egypt and Moses, who asks that he free the enslaved ...
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